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RE: watering

I watched a show with a demonstration on installing a system. Not sure
if it is the same one Kitty is using, but looked rather simple to do.
But it had little ends you punctured into the line so the water would go
to a certain plant... liked the concept, but wondering about those
connections in winter. Do you have to take them off? What happens when
you blow out the lines? Do they end up in the neighbors or next county?
When you leave the entire system out for the winter, do you tape off the
ends after blowing them out? Anything else you do? How much condensation
ends up in them? Enough to hurt the lines or end pieces? 

Sorry, Rich, you asked if I wanted to know something:)

I really want to do something next year.... with about a million other


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 11:20 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] watering
> Hi Donna,
> What did you want to know.  My area is for the most part flat, but I
> out
> and take in my veggie garden lines each year.  The main lines are
> although not too deep and like you I blow them out prior to the real
> freezes.
> Am going to put in some more flower watering lines yet this fall, when
> get
> done siding the front of the house.   Rich, where we got our "killing"
> frost
> last night, in Z-5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 7:54 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
> > sections and crack the pipe (?) during the winter... I guess if it
> > 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
> > do,
> > > once a year, dismantle your system and flush with water to remove
> > debris.
> > > During freezing weather, detach the tubing from the faucet and
> > water
> > > to drain from the system.  It is not necessary to store this
> > > indoors
> > > during colder months.
> > >
> > > Do you think this isn't adequate?
> > >
> > > Kitty
> >
> >
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