Our Solution of the Week question comes from Marilyn…
We need to remove and relocate several drip emitters in our drip irrigation system. What can we use to plug up the holes where the drip emitters use to be or do we need to replace the drip tubing?
The Goof Plug (aka. Mistake Plug) is a 1/8″ by 1/4″ dual end plug and is used with drip irrigation to plug holes in both half inch and three quarter inch solid drip irrigation tubing. It’s also used to cap off the ends of quarter inch solid micro tubing, soaker hose dripline and homemade in-line drip emitter tubing.
It also allows you to remove and relocate quarter inch barbed fittings or drip emitters to another location on your drip irrigation tubing.
When you install a goof plug, no glue is required.
To install a goof plug, simply locate the barbed fitting or drip emitter you want to move. Remove the fitting or drip emitter by pulling it off of the drip tubing. Next, place the large end of the goof plug between your thumb and forefinger. Then insert the small end of the plug into the hole, pushing inward until the plug snaps into place. (Click for installation video)
If you need to cap off the ends of quarter inch micro tubing or soaker hose dripline, simply insert the small 1/8″ end of the goof plug into the ends of the tubing and push inward until the tubing sits flush with the goof plugs collar.
If the hole in the drip tubing is larger then usual, simply use the large 1/4″ end of the goof plug to seal the hole.
Good luck! Let us know how this works for you. If you have an example of a creative solution to a drip irrigation problem, please share it. Include your questions too.