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  1. #1
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    Feb 2016

    Default 5/16 or 3/16 as main

    Question! Iím new to running lines this year. I wonít be running vacuums or mainline. I will be running either 5/16 or 3/16 lines on a gravity to a barrel. Just didnít know which would be best for this, and how many taps each line I would want to max out at. Any help would be great! Thanks!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Granville, PA


    I believe that it would mainly depend on the slope. With 3/16” and more than 10’ of elevation drop below the last tree you will create vacuum and from what I read, you then can have up to 25 or more taps per lateral. But if you have little or no slope 5/16” will carry more volume but I don’t think you’re supposed to have more than 7 or 8 taps per lateral and I read something about limiting the length of lateral.
    Last edited by minehart gap; 11-09-2017 at 08:31 PM.
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