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RE: Garden hose

Hum... I see there is some confusion. Maybe some year I will explain better,
doubt it, but...

I have plenty of water pressure- but when all 5 hoses are flowing from the
*exact* same spigot the ones closest to are fine- the one 100+ ft down the
hose trail just doesn't cut it at the *same* time. Basically only so much
water can come out of one spigot- divided by 5 sprinklers running leaves the
guy at the end short. :)

Kitty- I currently have one spigot in the back and one in front. Plan on
adding 5 more - throughout the perimeter of the house.

I doubt my town would appreciate a connection outside of the house since my
water meter is inside the house..... but it sure would be cost effective for
me <lol>

Chris- when you said computerized, did you mean to turn on and off, or
senses when the ground in an area is dry and starts watering that section...
now that would be way cool! Details if you get a chance please.

I am all set with an air compressor. Having a husband that is a mechanic and
previously owning travel trailers- I also have all the adaptors for any job.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Christopher P. Lindsey
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:37 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden hose
> > Only one spigot in the back of my home- from there on a very short hose
> is a
> > 5 way connector. I branched out each way, including one that is in a pvc
> > pipe underground to the back of the yard. (If the hose goes bad, I can
> just
> > pull another one thru) At each of the ends, I bought those metal stakes
> that
> > have a hose hanger as well as a spigot. This allows me to only turn on
> which
> > ever hose I am using. What I found was you can only run one hose
> connection
> > at a time tho... not enough water pressure to run 3-4 sprinklers at a
> time.
> > The plus side is in most areas, I only need a 25ft hose which is much
> easier
> > to manage than those darn 100 ft ones!
> I also trenched an 80' 2" wide PVC pipe through the backyard -- I figured
> if I ever need electrical back there or something it will be easy to fish
> through.  Whenever I need to dig I always try to put in 'conduit' just
> in case, especially under patios and stuff.
> > The plumber is supposed to be coming tomorrow to assess this issue. He
> will
> > be (hopefully) adding more spigots around the outside of my home. We
> have
> > plenty of water pressure but only so much can come out of one spigot by
> > adding more from the main water supply in this house, I am hoping to
> water
> > in more than one area at a time. Since we never finished off our
> basement,
> > he seems to think it will be easy to do this...
> When he's there, see if you can find out what's involved in adding a
> tap to your water supply before it enters the house.  You can use it
> for your irrigation system, and it will make things easier if you
> ever decide to increase your service to a larger pipe (they won't have
> to redo the indoor plumbing).
> > Next step will be an irrigation system, if this works.
> I've set up a couple of irrigation systems and I'm really happy with
> them.  To have a fully-automated, computer controlled system with up
> to 16 zones only cost me about $500 in parts.  I run all of it out of
> my computer.
> If you decide not to bury the PVC below the frost line (I didn't want
> to trench through all of the tree roots) make sure that you get a
> compressor capable of putting out 60psi to blow the lines every fall.
> I bought a 4 gallon 3HP pancake compressor on sale at Sears and also
> get to use it for nailguns, paint sprayers, and other compressor-based
> fun.
> Chris
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