I want to water a patch of grass the other side of my driverway. Is
there a good way to get a hose across there?
I am concerned about hose damage due to rolling over it with a car. I
looked at Linebacker rubber hose protectors, but at $US 119 per 3
feet, that is a $US 350 to a 9 foot wide driver way. Is there a
cheaper way? Is there a hose that will take being run over repeatedly
Someone mentioned Flexogen hose pipes, will these do the trick?
As mentioned a couple of boards for about $ 5 each would do. Maybe 2 2x4s
and bevle one edge of each.
Can you support the hose with some ladders you have or other things to get
your hose up high enough to drive under ?
Two lengths of pvc pipe the diameter of the hose or a little larger, two
Or a larger section of pvc that you can insert the hose through.
Now, if you are for technically advanced methods, get a chunk of pvc
pipe, put a hose fitting on each end and hook it up to hoses. For added
glamour, you can put a fitting
at the center of the pipe to attach a rotating sprinkler so the kids can
play in the water and the dog can get a drink.
If the hose is on, the pressure in the hose will be somewhere around 50 psi.
The pressure in your tires is around 30 psi.
I suspect that you will not completely flatten the hose.
Just don't drive over the fittings.
Of course, laying 2x4's next to the hose sounds like a good idea.
1 x 3's would be simpler, cheaper, and easier to drive over and would
still prevent the pinching of the hose, which is what ruins them.
Or put a 10' piece of galvanized pipe across it with hose fittings on
each end, and drive over that. Stake it at each end so it won't spin
into the next county if someone steps on the gas.
Or route it inside the garage & lock the doors.
Or route it inside the garage, above car level.
Or get the hose out, water, and pick the hose up!
A neighbor has had a hose for watering cattle across the county road all
summer (drought) and it survived all the traffic including heavy gravel
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replying to nick hull, Stef wrote:
i live in the country and move the hose alot, dont want to deal with 2x4's etc.
do you have any idea of the hose your neighbor used? thanks, i've go a gravel
drive and live on a gravel road....thanks nick, stef
I have had a heavy duty garden hose across and asphalt driveway for less that a
month and it is starting to leak where it gets pinched against the tiny pieces
of rock. what are you using fire hoses???? :)
They all will. Even the cheapest will let you drive over it 30 to 600
times before it starts to leak. So use the least valuable hose you
have, and report back to us how many times you drove over it before
your grass was established and you stopped, or before it leaks,
whichever comes first. I'll bet it doesn't leak at all.
The 1 x 2's, or 2 x 4's, depending on the diameter of the hose, do
sound like a good idea.
But this is a lot like putting an electric cord under a carpet. Or
driving over one. The cord under the carpet will last probably for
years, but the problem, when it does fail, you won't know it in
advance and it can start a fire. When your hose starts to fail, it
will spray water out the little hole, or the big hole, which will run
down the driveway into the gutter and into the drain, until you get
home and stop it. Or maybe you'll be home, or be arriving home, and
stop it right away.
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