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Re: watering


> really need to do something here...
Yeah, you can't count on your pond overflowing several times each summer to
water everything else!  Seriously, I agree.  My Anderson hoses were helpful,
but the water didn't always go where I wanted it.  Oscillating sprinklers
cover more than is necessary and take too much attention.  I'm hoping I'm
moving in the right direction.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 11:27 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering


> We have a special connector for the end of the air line on the
> compressor for doing hoses... will have to ask John where he got it,
> thinking it was at the RV trailer store, since that is what it was
> originally bought for.
>
> I would be interested in hearing how this works out for you Kitty.... I
> really need to do something here...
>
> Donna
>
> >
> > 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
> > quick-connects.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- 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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