[Market-farming] Re: Sub-irrigation
mf at austinfarm.org
Sun Jul 18 18:34:19 EDT 2004
On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 01:58:47PM -0700, sora at coldreams.com wrote:
> >> Does anyone have
> > experience with buried t-tape? I hear it will work, but it just seems
> > so unlikely that it really would!! Please share your experience.
I didn't see this original post.
I use T-tape fairly extensively, all of it buried. I recommend using
the heaviest, 15mil, to better resist insects. I try to get about two
years out of it; that's four or more crops. An automatic drain valve
at the end of each run is a Good Thing (tm).
> I tried buried t-tape several years ago and it didn't hold up real well.
> Currently I'm using the black soaker hoses made of recyled tires. They
> work really well and have held up beautifully for 4 years now. Most of
> mine are above ground but I also have it in my potatos where I bury it
> when the spuds get hilled. Works like a charm.
What is the cost of the soaker hose? T-tape is $.01-$.02 a foot.
What run length is possible with the soaker hose? I need about 600'.
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