I made a water slide for my 4 year old today. I used a Wayne 1 HP pump
from Farm and Fleet, and their garden hose adapter.
The pump has openings for 1" pipe (1" NPT), and adapters for garden
hose, which is what I used.
I suspect that if I could use a 1" hose instead, I would greatly
improve water throughput and reduce load on the pump. The lift is only
about 2 feet. It may increase to maybe 4 feet if/when my son would
want a more exciting ride.
The setup recirculates water in an inflatable pool. The kid, is, in
fact, absolutely thrilled and could be barely dragged away from the
water slide, crying.
So, my question is, where can I find garden hose-like flexible hose
threaded for 1" NPT? I only need one threaded end, preferably male but
could be female.
Any hardware store should have the hose and everything else. They sell the
hose by the foot. Then you just need a fitting with the 1" thread on on end
and a hose insert on the other end. Add a hose clamp and you're done.
Just a thought, but how about trying one of those "Y" adaptors that lets
you feed two garden hoses from one sillcock and running two pieces of
5/8" or 3/4" garden hose. Might be easier to move around than a 1" hose,
and you could easily make up the correct minimum hose lengths with some
female "repair couplers".
It'd also tell you if your theory about more lift with less flow
restriction will get you what you're looking for.
Jeez, you sound like my (childless) Aunt. Does anybody with little
kids actually have time for a nice lawn?
I'm childless, too - my lawn is imperfect because I'm laz^H^H^H
attuned to nature. Yeah, that's the ticket, I'm attuned to nature.
I guess I had a warped childhood. We thought that "lawns" were for
old people. We thought that "the grass" was for walking on and
playing on, not for admiring. Good place to pick nightcrawlers on
rainy nights, too. Actually, even "the grass" was a misnomer, unless
your definition of grass includes dandelions, crabgrass, plantain,
violets, clover and lord knows what else.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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After a few run ins with our village administration for too tall
grass, I am forced to mow the lawn at least sometimes. I must ensure
that the grass is under 1 foot tall, which is about all I care for. I
guess I am also "attuned to nature", haha.
I don't worry about damage to small areas of the lawn. But I find if I keep
it healthy, well fed, aerated and cut it frequently it makes a nicer
playing/practice field for my six year olds. When they graduate from Power
Wheels and T-ball it's going to be a much bigger challenge to keep the grass
Hehe, one of my favorite pasttimes as a child was digging holes in the
backyard. I'd invite a friend over and we'd spend all afternoon digging and
then playing in our "foxhole". Cheap fun, and good exercise.
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