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RE: 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... 


> I do realize that this is just the beginning of my system.  I bought
> now because the price is good.  I still need connectors, 4 ways, etc,
> 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,
> hope
> I could disconnect each unit from whatever it's connected to, open
> 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
> 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
> 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
> other ways.  In any event, I'm hoping that in the long run this will
> to be a good investment.  If I do ruin a few pieces by not getting
> 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
> > 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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