Flexible pipe used for water - typically to irrigate plants

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How Can I Get a Watertight Seal on my Drip System?

I'm very new to gardening and am attempting to set up my first drip system for a potted plant I have on my deck since I travel quite a bit and want to make sure it's getting water. Here is my ...
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Is it normal for drip hose to tear when pulled from compression fitting?

I have an older drip/soaker hose setup that I'm attempting to patch. I've had leak troubles which means I have pulled the hoses from the compression fittings several times while attempting to fix it. ...
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Soaker hose - repair or replace

I asked here a few weeks ago about repairing a hole in a soaker hose, and finally got around to doing it this weekend. The initial repair went fine: I spliced in a section of regular hose and it is ...
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Best way to repair a soaker hose? [duplicate]

We have a soaker hose that waters our bushes. It's on one of the zones of sprinkler timer. Somehow (probably helped by our puppy when he was younger) one spot has developed too much of a leak, and ...
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How can I connect a hose to this tap adapter?

I run a hose from my house and have one of these taps. Is there a connector I can get to connect to the source part of the tap? It's really hard to search for as I can only find tap to hose ...
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How often to water vegetables / herbs with garden hose?

My vegetables and herbs are all in pots outside in full sun. I don't have a drip system. I just water my plants by hand with the hose on the mist setting. How do I get the 1" per week amount of ...
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What's a good height to mount a retractable hose reel?

How high should I mount a retractable hose reel from the ground? I want it to be easy to reach (for children too), not damage plants that are nearby, and not be too high or low that it will look ...
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Will the effectiveness of soaker hoses degrade too much if I connect multiple ones together?

I'm looking to use soaker hoses on my tomatoes this year and need a bit over 100 feet to get all the plants. The maximum length I can get one in is 50 feet so I would need three hoses to get ...
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How much space can I leave between soaker hoses in my garden?

I'm in the process of planting my garden, and I had planned 3 ft wide raised beds with a single soaker hose running down the center of each one. I am using a square foot layout, so there will be 3 ...
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What sort of hose nozzle should I look for such that it won't spring a leak after just one frosty night?

I bought a hose nozzle that looked robust (though made mainly of plastic) last year and let it sit out over the winter (temperatures get down to -30 ÂșC). This spring, naturally, the nozzle was ...
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How do I repair a soaker hose?

I laid out a soaker hose system for my garden this year. Unfortunately a few weeks ago I went to turn it on and noticed a loud spraying sound coming from one area, when I removed some mulch the water ...
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Garden Hoses: how safe are they?

After noticing that some garden hoses carry a warning, "Not to be used for drinking water", I recently switched to one labelled "non-toxic". Does this only mean that the hose is lead-free, or also ...