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Re: watering

I do realize that this is just the beginning of my system.  I bought these
now because the price is good.  I still need connectors, 4 ways, etc, and
probably a compressor to blow the sections out.  But each 45 foot unit
connects either to the hose or spigot, or to each other .  In winter, I hope
I could disconnect each unit from whatever it's connected to, open both ends
and easily blow or simply drain them out.  This seems like it would be more
difficult to do on a longer, more permanently connected system.  I love

I'll have to experiment with the pressure next spring to see how many
sections can be run at one time.  Eventually, I'll probably get a timer.  I
may even move on to something a bit more technical once I get more
comfortable with the whole idea and find that something else is more
suitable.  Still, even if I change the system, I believe most of these
components would not go to waste; I think all the pieces could be used in
other ways.  In any event, I'm hoping that in the long run this will prove
to be a good investment.  If I do ruin a few pieces by not getting them
drained properly, I guess that's part of the learning experience.  But
thanks for the tip about the air compressor.  If you or Rich or anyone else
has any other pointers for me, I'd be glad to hear them.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 9:54 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering

> Probably would work in your yard... but mine is up and down with DH
> mounds of dirt:(  I would think that the water would settle in the down
> sections and crack the pipe (?) during the winter... I guess if it is
> all slightly angled down in your yard, it would drain and be fine. I
> have a smaller air compressor that I use to blow out all water lines
> (hoses or whatever) before the freeze hit here.
> But what do I know.. where is Rich when we need him!
> Donna
> >
> > Instructions read:  To ensure your Simple Soaker lasts as long as you
> do,
> > once a year, dismantle your system and flush with water to remove
> debris.
> > During freezing weather, detach the tubing from the faucet and allow
> water
> > to drain from the system.  It is not necessary to store this product
> > indoors
> > during colder months.
> >
> > Do you think this isn't adequate?
> >
> > Kitty
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