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glenn57

soaker hose question

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last year i bought soaker hoses for watering my garden. figured it would be easier on water bill and dont waste water like a sprinkler does. the ones i got were from menards and some of them had a lot of pin holes and sparyed water out so they were replaced. this year i checked them again, layed them in garden and they didnt work to good, not much if any water came out. i didneed another one so i got one from fleet farm that worked well. do these only last a year or what. the fleet farm has a 5 year warranty and i will replace other ones with more from fleet. just wanting some input from others on there thuoghts about soaker hoses for garden use. thanks.

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The soaker hoses are nice - i use it along with a timer to make sure the newly planted bushes at our cabin do not die when I am not there. The amount of water coming out can vary from spot to spot, but it hasn't been an issue.

The soaker hose that I bought at Menards only lasted 2 summers before springing a major leak. The hoses are fragile to start with, so leaks are going to happen, especially if bent or pinched. I need to find cheap male/male connectors so I can fix the leak areas.

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Here`s what i use to water my strawberry patch.They are mounted on a heavy wire over top of the patch.PVC pipe with a garden hose hookup on the end of the pipe.1/2" Soak Down Sprinkler hogslat_2003_8357116.gif

Flow Rate, 1.09 Gals Per Min -45 PSI

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is it possible that that plug up with gunk or something from the inside? like i siad before i rolled them out i checked them and thought they worked. anywat tonite they go and new ones get installed.

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i could be plugged up with junk but it's hard to say. we have one and we have been using it for i think 2 or 3 years. it works great especially on newly seeded grass. try and hook it up again and just turn on the water and let it set for quit awhile and see what happens.

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Glenn, how hard is your water? Real hard water will cause mineral deposits anywhere there is filtraion such as in the walls of a soaker hose. Then everytime it dries out the deposits get hard and form a crust which will fill in all the pores.

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i really dont know and my softner is not hooked up to the outside faucets. i know theres chlorine there, i can smell it. never thought about mineral deposits. when i get time im going to mess with them a bit. thanks for the info.

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