I have some areas that are awkward to water -- the little metal
gizmos circular or rectangular-oriented always throw too far or not
far enuff. II don't want to stand there for long periods.
So I took some PVC pipe -- I think 1/2" ?- pierced holes along the
pipe with a hot nail, closed off the end with a cap, put a threaded
attachment on the other end. When I want to water, lay it along the
area, attach to hose and regulate the stream.
I do the same thing for watering the raised beds of my garden. Since
I use lake water, occasionally there is some sediment buildup in the
holes. By using threaded attachements, as you do, I can rotate the
pipe so the water comes out the top, or at an angle to either side and
the sediment buildup problem is eliminated.
The leakage at the threaded joint is only a few drops.
I've been using this for five raised beds, 20 X 4, for several years
it works very well.
I use the cheapest PVC ( $1 for 10 feet) with holes every foot
or so. If I want to plug a hole, I just turn a drywall screw into
hole a turn or two and only a few drops at most come out.
When I do cucumbers, I plug up all the holes in that pipe except
for the ones that squirt directly on the hills.
Just wanted to share. It's worked well for me, and is cheap and
Andy in Eureka, Texas
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