[nafex] remote watering & hoses

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 11:09:39 EDT 2001


Tom
  You could have save yourself the cost and time for valves. I used to fill 
barrels with water, get a siphon going with a hose, then just let it down 
where you want to water. Usually a son or daughter used to walk along side 
while the other drove the mower that puller the little trailer. and watered 
as they move along.
          Gordon
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----Original Message Follows----
From: Tom Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nafex] remote watering & hoses
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 08:38:22 -0400

Hello,

You can get 50 gallon, food grade, plastic drums.  I paid $15 CDN for one 
that
had contained olives.

I also have used a plain old 30 gallon plastic trash barrel, which I added a
valve and garden hose to the base.  Just put it in the truck, filled it, and
drive it out to the orchard.

Lots of options for watering new trees.

Regards,
Tom

del stubbs wrote:

 > Until I get drip lines in there's one area hoses wont reach.  I must 
remote
 > water it when mama nature doesn't do it. Putting a 50 gallon drum on a
 > garden trailor behind garden tractor is no new idea....but most 50 gallon
 > drums have had questionable stuff in them. So I went to the local soft 
drink
 > distritbuter and bought their white plastic drums. They have a permanent 
lid
 > and 2 threaded bungs which fit a standard faucet. All was well except 
that a
 > standard faucet is so restricted that the gravity pressure made the flow
 > frustratingly slow.....I found I could force thread in the female thread 
of
 > a garden hose (garden hose is not same as tapered pipe thread, but close
 > emnough in plastic to work) This was a big help, I strappd on the drum 
and
 > now remote watering is a breeeze.
 >
 > Could buy a full flow faucet I suppose also.
 >
 > I  took two of the drums, set my saw for a shallow cut, sawed them in 
half
 > length wise and they make great rain shields for rotitillers, watering
 > troughs, etc.
 >
 > Hoses.   For fire fighting and watering I needed a 300 foot hose. The 
cheap
 > 5/8 hardware store variety would have so much pressure drop it would be
 > funny, and 3/4 not that much better. While visiting Minneapolis i looked 
up
 > 'hoses' in the yellow pages. sure enough there were several choices of
 > commercial hose suppliers. In short order i got  two connectable sections 
of
 > 1" black rubber hose for I believe under a dollar a foot.The pressure is
 > still adequate at 300'.
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Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a



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