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Re: my garden photos

rental - yeah - hadn't thought of that.  I'm sure a 4hr time frame would do
it and shouldn't be too expensive.  Less than replacing lines damaged from
freezing water.  AND I wouldn't have to store yet another thing that is only
used once a year.  Thanks!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 3:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] my garden photos

> Kitty: Do you know anyone who does construction, auto-work or lays
> carpet/vinyl for a living...almost all of these guys have pneumatic
> tools powered by small air compressors these days and could probably be
> persuaded to let you borrow it for a day or two when you need it. If you
> don't know someone, I'm sure you could get it at a local rental store
> for dirt cheap, since they also rent the pneumatic tools to go with it
> (nail guns, etc.)
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 05/08, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 08:31:03 -0500
> 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<br>how well it works for awhile. I toyed with the idea of taking it
> in during<br>winter, but it took me most of a day to lay it and if I had
> to relay it next<br>yr, it would be a nightmare trying to get it the
> same. So it will stay down<br>and hopefully I can get the lines blown
> for the winter. I almost bought a<br>small air compressor for the job,
> but all I can find are ones that are<br>powered via the cigarette
> lighter port of a car. That's not workable
> for<br>me.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
> "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
> Friday, May 07, 2004 11:27 PM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] my garden
> photos<br><br><br>> I haven't had a problem with angles and curves. I
> don't use the sharp<br>> degree fittings, more the larger ones. I also
> use 2inch pvc, so there is<br>> some room for the hose to work thru it.
> Since adding those posts with<br>
> > the faucets, never have a problem with a kink. I do use an air<br>>
> compressor to blow out the hoses for the winter. I started doing this
> at<br>> the summer place, and the hose lasts about 5 years then springs
> a leak.<br>> Easy enough to replace, just connect the new hose to the
> old one and<br>> pull it thru.<br>><br>> Since I do remove the water for
> the winter, I don't bury this very deep.<br>> Maybe 6 inches under
> ground.<br>><br>> I am waiting till next year to hear Kitty's report on
> the sprinkler<br>> system. I would like to do something like that but
> fear the winter would<br>> cause me to replace it every spring....but
> like the idea of selective<br>> areas getting watered... but I guess
> that means I can't be moving plants<br>> all the time either
> :)<br>><br>> Donna<br>><br>><br>> ><br>> > Donna's suggestion is even
> better than what I've been doing, which is<br>> > just securing sections
> of hose along the edge of borders with earth<br>> > staples; quick
> disconnect at e
> ach end so I can plug the sections into<br>> > the main hose and change
> watering devices. Even my really low tech<br>> > method seems to be
> working better than hauling 200' of recalcitrant,<br>> > kicking,
> twisting hose all over the map. Lordy do I hate hoses!<br>> > Products
> of the devil's workshop.<br>> ><br>> > Donna are all your PVC pipe runs
> straight? If not, how do you handle<br>> > curves or angles? How deep do
> you bury that pipe?<br>> ><br>> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland<br>> >
> mtalt@hort.net<br>><br>>
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