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Re: my garden photos

Well, my sistem is in but we've had plenty of rain so far, so I won't know
how well it works for awhile.  I toyed with the idea of taking it in during
winter, but it took me most of a day to lay it and if I had to relay it next
yr, it would be a nightmare trying to get it the same.  So it will stay down
and hopefully I can get the lines blown for the winter.  I almost bought a
small air compressor for the job, but all I can find are ones that are
powered via the cigarette lighter port of a car.  That's not workable for


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 11:27 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] my garden photos

> I haven't had a problem with angles and curves. I don't use the sharp
> degree fittings, more the larger ones. I also use 2inch pvc, so there is
> some room for the hose to work thru it. Since adding those posts with
> the faucets, never have a problem with a kink. I do use an air
> compressor to blow out the hoses for the winter. I started doing this at
> the summer place, and the hose lasts about 5 years then springs a leak.
> Easy enough to replace, just connect the new hose to the old one and
> pull it thru.
> Since I do remove the water for the winter, I don't bury this very deep.
> Maybe 6 inches under ground.
> I am waiting till next year to hear Kitty's report on the sprinkler
> system. I would like to do something like that but fear the winter would
> cause me to replace it every spring....but like the idea of selective
> areas getting watered... but I guess that means I can't be moving plants
> all the time either :)
> Donna
> >
> > Donna's suggestion is even better than what I've been doing, which is
> > just securing sections of hose along the edge of borders with earth
> > staples; quick disconnect at each end so I can plug the sections into
> > the main hose and change watering devices.  Even my really low tech
> > method seems to be working better than hauling 200' of recalcitrant,
> > kicking, twisting hose all over the map.  Lordy do I hate hoses!
> > Products of the devil's workshop.
> >
> > Donna are all your PVC pipe runs straight?  If not, how do you handle
> > curves or angles?  How deep do you bury that pipe?
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
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