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Re: my garden photos


Well, yeah, I've checked several.  Unless I want a big expensive compressor,
they all operate off the car outlet.  I'll keep looking though.  Thanks.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> 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
> > 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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