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I have a vacation property in the mountains, of about six acres, two acres

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James said:

WTF?
A. Why is your own post all quoted? B. It's a vacation property. Who's going to water when you're not there? C. What could you possibly need to water, that's 400 feet out of sight, that nature can't take care of?
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Eggs, NONE of this is any of your business, so bug off, you idiot !!!
James
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WTF?
A. Why is your own post all quoted? B. It's a vacation property. Who's going to water when you're not there? C. What could you possibly need to water, that's 400 feet out of sight, that nature can't take care of?
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James wrote the following:

Actually, it is none of anyone's business here except for you.

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Without joining a flame war, I'll try to answer your question & part of egg's also.
I also have a secondary rural residence where I visit occasionally. That is the location of my primary gardening, with just a small garden for my table vegetables at my primary residence. We have periods of drought where without water the garden would suffer greatly. So I did what you are asking about.
I ran about 250' of 3/4" sched 40 pvc pipe from the well pump to a yard faucet near the garden. The yard faucet actually has 2 faucets stacked about 10" apart. Attached to each is a battery powered water timer, usually set for 2hr, 2x a week. 1 goes back underground to a sprinkler head by my fruit trees & blueberry bushes. The other goes to a 50' hose & moveable sprinkler for garden use. Depending on how much of the garden I'm using, I may daisy chain another sprinkler. The time on/off on each water timer is different to prevent pressure/ volume drops.
I have had no problems with this setup and it sure solved my problems of plants getting water when I'm not there. It's not the 400' you mentioned but it is still a good distance. If you really need to go 400', you probably need to go with 1" or even 1 1/4" pvc pipe. It's only marginally more expensive than 3/4".
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I'd use 1" polyethylene pipe for this, not PVC. You can buy it in rolls so one or two rolls will do the whole job. No joining as you would with PVC and less expensive. In winter, if subject to freezing, blow it out with compressed air unless the grading will allow for self- draining.
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wrote:

I thought about recommending that, then remembered he said "in the mountains" and I didn't know how rocky his soil was. Polyethylene is much more susceptible to punctures than sched 40. I had to replace a run of poly with pvc after several punctures from tree roots. No leaks since. Poly is adequate if the soil is right.
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