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Thank you for the barrel connections, that is great! The Glands are perfect for the drains! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZRGSZ1C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We cut the system to 3 barrels per drain/feed. Drain seems fine, I'm worried about feed overcoming another inline. I know.. I'm overthinking this, yet, am I ???

Thought remains that once each bucket reservoir is full, then any additional water flows through. As long as... the flow does not overcome the drainage. I think this is achieved in either pipe sizing or pump sizing (flow). I've downsized the pump in hopes of a balance...

I purchased some 'T's' if I so feel I need/require. I hope my inline thought of feed and drain will work.

On to testing and hoping someone who reads this has done and can assist.
 
 
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Here's the picture to go along with the above question.




I have T connections coming in tomorrow.  I have my line/tubing and the pump on hand. !st thought is as drawn, Feed from one end, allow flow to pass through all and drain out the other making a simple loop. My fear is that the water inlet will be greater than the outlet and water build up will occur. Being a semi-style wicking system, that could soak the soil.
If I set T's between the barrels to ensure each drains well (equally) I'd need to run a supply/feed to each barrel. I'm tending to lean this way..

Any thoughts??
 
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Rj, could you sketch what your thinking so i can get a better idea of what it is your trying to achieve.

thanks Phil

The Uni seals work great for the barrels. i have several fitted for my tank filter system.
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Water flows through the stone and wicks into the soil by evaporation. Give or take a 1/2" space between soil and water separated by the screen material. I manually water this system using a PVC pipe to load the reservoir. I work wonderfully and hope to automate it a bit for this year.      
 
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