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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

I am looking to buy some garden hoses and I want to be sure they will be strong enough to use with a sprinkler, spray nozzle, or drip irrigation system if I buy one in the future. My water pressure ...
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Can I put a one minute delay on my hose so I don't get wet when the sprinkler turns on?

All I want is a water timer with about a 1-minute delay for those times that I have to run away after starting it and still get wet. Like when I'm ready to go to work and don't want those clothes to ...
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Are my hoses safe? [duplicate]

We recently got some Apex 25-foot long (½-inch in diameter) blue hoses from Walmart that are supposed to be safe for drinking purposes. However, when I first turn it on in order to water my plants and ...
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LDPE Pipe versus hoses for garden irrigation?

I am wondering if mounting a hose on the house wall is much worse than using LDPE pipes which seem to be the standard for irrigation. I found that working with hose is much easier because it can bend ...
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Looking for a non-kink hose and variable spray nozzle with NO LEAKS [closed]

I'm interested in your opinions about the best nonleaking hose nozzle. I love all the different variable sprays and I do use them. But it drives me crazy when it drips on my feet. I've probably tried ...
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Fix leak in Gardena T1030d water timer

My -so far- trusted gardena T1030d water timer has sprung a leak and I am at a bit of a loss. I contacted the official service and they gave me advice but I am unable to reach the spot they indicated ...
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How do I connect a nozzle to a hose that doesn't have a threaded connector?

My garden hose does not have a threaded female connector at the end. In that case, how can I connect a nozzle to the hose? I tried to find if there is any type of threaded connector that can be ...
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Drinking Water Safe hose reel - what to look for?

I've read this well-researched post Garden Hoses: how safe are they? But it focuses on hoses. My question is about a hose reel. I've seen enough "drinking water safe" hoses (usually polyurethane and ...
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How do I free a stuck ball bearing on a garden hose quick connecter?

I never had this happen but one of the 3 ball bearings on the female end of a Nelson quick connect is stuck. I have tried soaking it in vinegar, and lubricating it with oil. Any tricks or tips to ...
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How to fix a garden hose faucet valve leak

My garden hose faucet leaks out of the valve knob center whenever it is on. Can this be fixed? How?
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How does a self-cleaning dripping hose work?

How does the self-cleaning function of a dripping hose work?
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How can I reduce the pressure and flow to only part of an irrigation system?

I'm designing a more permanent tree irrigation system for my property to replace the makeshift only I currently have that uses garden hoses. To water the trees, I've settled on non-pressurized lines ...
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What type of hose connector will fit my kitchen tap?

I am trying to connect my garden hose to my kitchen tap which looks like this. I foolishly bought http://www.hozelock.com/watering/hose-fittings/connect-to-tap/2177---indoor-round-tap-connector.html ...
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Hose Reel Problems

I bought a house that came with a hose reel - they left it behind. But I can't imagine it's broken as it seems so simple. I added a picture - but it's not the one I have. Basically though the hoses ...
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Is there a special hose to tap connector that doesn't splash?

I have a garden tap inside my conservatory/summer room. The problem is that every time I disconnect the hose from the tap, I get a gush of water that sprays on the wall and floor. I've tried using a ...
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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 should I water potted vegetables and herbs with a 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 ºC). 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 ...