I have a garden hose that was badly leaking, right in the middle of
the hose. I cut the hose and installed one of those cheap plastic
yellow splicers. That was pretty much a waste of two dollars, because
those plastic clamps with two screws just dont tighten well enough.
But it only leaked a little compared to the huge leak it originally
had. A week later the hose sprung another leak about 2 feet from the
splice. I figured it was time for a new hose, but I'd cut away that 2
foot section and just move the splice until I got another hose. That
is when I noticed that the whole hose had bulges in it, especially
near that splice. I had a turned off nozzle on it and the faucet
turned on, so the hose was really bulged. When I turned on the
nozzle, there was a surge of water, then it only dribbled out. I
thought there was a kink, but there was none. All I can figure is
that somehow the inside of the hose must have colapsed inward, thus
shutting down the flow. I never saw this happen before. Using a
different hose proved that it was that bad hose, not the spigot or
well pump. Somehow I find it hard to understand how a hose can
colapse inward, against the pressure, but somehow it did.
If the hose is made of laminated layers, it is easy to happen. If there is
a leak and water gets between the layers of the lamination it will bubble
and push the walls out and can restrict the inside as the bulges do to the
area of least pressure.
I've never had a problem w/ them if use the proper size...they'll hold
It didn't "collapse inward", it had a separation of the inner and outer
wall layer and water pressure got between the two. The outer layer is
stronger material than the inner so the inner gives more...
What kind of farm would that be?
Farm/ranch, but the hoses has very little to do w/ the farming
operation; they're required for watering lawn and occasionally other
things but not so much wrt the farm operations...
Don't take offense, I was just curious what you did...
Well, obviously you don't deal in the numbers we do...and I can assure
you I know quite a lot of farming/ranching... :)
10-, 20-, up to 100,000 head aren't watered with garden hoses and they
certainly aren't bathed regularly...
We're not that big w/ only 2500A wheat and milo and about 1000 head
stocker cattle and 300 or so capacity in the feedlot but there's not a
garden hose in sight for anything to do with them or the horses (which
work, not swim or have spa trips :)).
All water on the home place and in the lots/corrals is hardline
automated although we do have to haul water (1000 gal tanks) to cattle
on pasture away from the house as there's no surface water here (far SW
KS). That's a full time job during the winter if we're at full capacity.
We run heifers on wheat pasture and milo stubble (when there is any, was
too dry last fall so didn't have a wheat crop this year and we're just
now getting milo in after a rain but it's back to 100F+ and ran out of
sufficient moisture before it was in. We sell the stockers in the
spring and farm during summer and restock in the fall (again, based on
if and how much pasture we have). Decision on keeping some back to feed
out is based on market conditions -- right now, that's not a money-maker
either so sold them light this year.
Not bathed? 'What do the PETA people have to say about that? I'd think the
cattle are deserving of a shower in hot weather and a bubble bath at least
every couple of weeks. I bet if you gave them bubble baths you'd get more
of that high priced prime beef.
On Jul 5, 5:38�am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
this happened to me on a shower wand hose. it left me totally
confused. i thought it was the shower valve
i cut the hose apart lengthwise. it was complelely delaminated inside.
the same thing happens with brake hoses, where shoes stick on.
the interior hose delaminates and acts like a check valve, a one way
brake pressure on, then doesnt come off.........
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