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Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:26 PM

what do you call this hose?

I want to look it up, but I don't know what it is called, but I'm sure there must be such a thing--
I have a rain barrel in my garden,
I want something that will pull water from the rain barrel, thru a hose, that I can put into a water can, or directly on the garden.

Is Possible?

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Reply what do you call this hose? (Original post)
ellenrr Jun 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2014 #1
hlthe2b Jun 2014 #3
ellenrr Jun 2014 #8
elleng Jun 2014 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2014 #4
intaglio Jun 2014 #5
ellenrr Jun 2014 #7
intaglio Jun 2014 #10
ellenrr Jun 2014 #11
ellenrr Jun 2014 #6
ellenrr Jun 2014 #9
NJCher Jun 2014 #12
Aerows Jun 2014 #13

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:28 PM

1. Sounds like a siphon...? n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:30 PM

3. Yup... You need a hand pump or siphon hose

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 05:58 AM

8. this is a great site,

for diy'ers. Am sending to my friend who has a community garden.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:30 PM

2. Rain barrel soaker hose

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 06:31 PM

4. Most rain barrels have a spigot toward the bottom

where you attach the hose, and the weight of the water is enough to propel it through the hose. If you are trying to draw water from the top of the barrel you'll need a pump.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:00 PM

5. If you don't want to fix up a pump

Make sure the barrel is raised a little

Cut a length of hose about 2X the length from rim to ground.

Immerse in the water to fill the whole hose

Take one end and whilst it is still submerged plug it with your thumb before lifting out of the water leaving the other end in.

Keep the plugged end plugged outside the barrel until it is well below the water level inside the barrel.

Put your watering can beneath the hose, remove your thumb and hey, presto! you are siphoning the water.

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Response to intaglio (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 05:56 AM

7. Intaglio, when you say 'the barrel is raised a little',

what do you mean?
Should I have put it on something, so that the bottom would be higher than the surrounding ground?
(too late now, as I have filled it.)

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 08:26 AM

10. Should have said "if you can raise"

as long as the outlet is about 9" to 1' below the upper water level you'll be fine

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Response to intaglio (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 11:20 AM

11. thanks! nt

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 05:55 AM

6. thank you all for these links

amazing things are available. maybe next year.
since I have little money, or expertise in making things, I was really thinking of the method that intaglio described.
I will give it a try.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 06:22 AM

9. Wicking garden beds

you'all got me looking around..
check this out-
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2011-05-31/bottom-diy-guide-wicking-beds

what a great idea.
anyone doing this?

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 5, 2014, 11:31 PM

12. bookmarked that

That sounds like it would be fun to try. I will have to examine it in more detail.


Cher

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 05:28 PM

13. I'm going to try that when I do my fall planting!

 

That looks great! Thanks for the link.

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