Misting System

What you need: tape measure, scissors, wrench, y-valve electric tape/ zip ties, 1/4 irrigation tubing, misting nozzles, 3/4 inch to 1/4 inch faucet attachment, and a 1/4 irrigation plug.

Here are some non-sponsored links to what I used.

Y-valve

Misting nozzles

3/4 in to 1/4 inch faucet adapter

Irrigation tubing

Step 1: Identify the area where you will install your misting system and the hose bib you intend to use. If you use this hose bib for other purposes, you will want to purchase and install a hose splitter- also called a y-valve. Measure to make sure you have enough tubing for your misting system and the length to the hose.

Step 2: Once you’ve decided where to install your misting system you can begin by hanging and attaching your irrigation line. Start by inserting a plug in one end of the 1/4 tubing. Next, hang your irrigation line with zip ties or electrical tape enough for the tubing to maintain its shape but is still able to move slightly. I found it easier to hang the line without the misters first. In my case, this was around the perimeter of the gazebo shown.

Step 3: Do not attach your tubing to your hose bib yet. This will be the final step.

Step 4: Identify where and how many misters you want to hang. Since your tubing is already connected, you can cut the tube without having to measure space between the misters. Cut the tubing and insert the ends into your misters. Push until the tubing stops to ensure they don’t leak.

Step 5: Repeat will all misters. Once all are installed, secure them with addition zip ties or electrical tape as needed.

Step 6: At the hose bib, install the 3/4 inch to 1/4 adapter before connecting the irrigation tubing. If necessary, use a wrench to tighten the attachment. If your attachment is leaking it likely is not tight enough.

Step 7: Cut the end of the irrigation line and insert it into the faucet attachment. Again, push until the tubing can go no further.

Step 8: Make sure all connections are secure, that you didn’t forget to connect a mister, etc. Turn on the water and check for any leaks. If there are leaks at the misters, try pressing the tubing in further. If there is a leak at the faucet, try to tighten it more.

That’s it!  Each mister can also be adjusted to put out more or less water.  Enjoy your outdoor spaces, stay safe, and be proud of what you accomplished!

Note: You can buy mister systems from Amazon, Lowes, etc. However, making your own allows you to customize the lengths, nozzles, and general function. Even if you buy a misting system online as a package, you can still follow this procedure to install.

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