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Re: my garden photos

Kitty--try that big box store you love so well.  Usually their prices on air
compressors can't be beaten anywhere.  Around here they are available on the
weekend auctions.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> winter, but it took me most of a day to lay it and if I had to relay it
> yr, it would be a nightmare trying to get it the same.  So it will stay
> 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
> me.
> Kitty
> ----- 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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