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Re: watering

Hi Kitty,
Charlie's Green House has regulators that you can put on your spigot, if
that is required by your system.  I think you are wise to crawl before you
walk and walk before you run.
The stuff to outfit your landscape with drip irrigation is somewhat
expensive, but for the most part it is a one time expense; and as you change
your plan, what you already have can be re-tailored to your new plan.  As
you might have guessed, I'm a big believer in drip irrigation.  Partly
because here your first 5000 gallons per month are about 30.00 and 2.00 per
thousand after that.  Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] watering

> I do realize that this is just the beginning of my system.  I bought these
> now because the price is good.  I still need connectors, 4 ways, etc, and
> 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, I
> I could disconnect each unit from whatever it's connected to, open both
> and easily blow or simply drain them out.  This seems like it would be
> difficult to do on a longer, more permanently connected system.  I love
> 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 timer.
> 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 in
> other ways.  In any event, I'm hoping that in the long run this will prove
> to be a good investment.  If I do ruin a few pieces by not getting them
> 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
> 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 down
> > sections and crack the pipe (?) during the winter... I guess if it is
> > 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 you
> > do,
> > > once a year, dismantle your system and flush with water to remove
> > debris.
> > > During freezing weather, detach the tubing from the faucet and allow
> > water
> > > to drain from the system.  It is not necessary to store this product
> > > indoors
> > > during colder months.
> > >
> > > Do you think this isn't adequate?
> > >
> > > Kitty
> >
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