For a part of a diy home project me and my mates need to burry a
length of standard garden hose underground permanently.
My question is will the hose biodegrade? if so.. is there a specific
type of hose that wouldnt biodegrade that i could use?
Thank you in advance
On 12 May 2007 21:16:55 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
The garden hose might last 3-4 years depending on a lot of things.
[how good is the hose? how hot/cold does it get/ acidity of soil. . .
Use black plastic pipe. Should last at least 30 years- and it is
cheaper than hose. [or was last time I bought some]
Here's a link to a US supplier-
Check a hardware store in your part of the world.
Standard garden hose is too soft. The weight of the soil will depress it to
the point of little or no flow.
2 options. Polyethylene hose, its black in color, will hold up. Other
option is #80 PVC piping. Standard PVC will not hold up more than a couple
of years, and, doesn't tolerate much weight, easier to break. You also have
to consider foot traffic, and other traffic that may at sometime be
traveling over the area in the future. Depth is also an issue for heavy
items like a truck driving over it.
On Sat, 26 May 2007 17:42:13 -0500, "readandpostrosie"
I have a buried 1" PVC water line that runs from the house to my
mini-farm about 1000' away with another 500' running around the garden
area. I live in NH and have had no trouble with the line even though
I drive over it constantly with my Kubota tractor and occassionally my
The line is 6" to 18" below the surface. I drain the system every
fall blowing it out with a compressor attachment.
So the claims that it will not hold up and will be damaged by freezing
temperatures do not seem valid if one takes appropriate cautions.
My buried 3" PVC pipe carries the overflow from my spring-fed pond to
a nearby stream. Water has ran through it continuously (~1.5 gal/min)
since 1992 without any issues except for an occasional algae clog. The
pipe is buried about 1 foot deep in the ground.
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