Geez. Did you totally fail every class involving physics?
Getting a bit tired of your juvenile cheap shots. So far all of them
addressed to me and other have proven to be as wrong as your knowledge
I not onlyi own my own home it has been paid for for over 30 years and
sits on 2 acres (half no longer irrigated).
I wonder if you could find some used hand move sprinkler line.
The stuff I'm thinking of is 4" aluminum and has a coupler for a
sprinkler at each joint. It usually came in 30' or 40' sections.
You could just pull it apart to drain it or put a valve at a joint
now and then.
One drawback might be its temptation to thieves.
I've never heard of anyone collecting it. Old tractors and
farm equipment , old cars and barb wire, yes. A former co worker told
me people collect the insulators used on the old overhead phone lines.
The scrap value of used aluminum pipe might be pretty high. Many
farmers in my area went to pivot irrigation so scrapped their irrigation
pipe. No one much cared for hand move sprinkler line. It was just too
labor intensive. My Dad had some. He also had "volunteers" to help
Nah, neither have I, but farmers tend to get attached to stuff that's been
sitting in their PUS pile for years and the value increases in leaps and
bounds when someone else might want it.
Old tractors and
:-)) I have a few of those. I also have a few old rabbit traps that I've
foudn round the paddocks over time.
Used all the time in farm irrigation. Also in the recycling business
- very popular with the midnight recyclers.
So what do they do with it? I presume they have a market, but is it for the
pipes or for the aluminium.
I don't know what country you're in but I use polypipe to take water all
over the place and since a lot of it has now been in place for up to 20
years, I don't consider it to be temporary.
I use 2 inch, 1 inch and three quarter inch. Very little of this is laid
underground except for perhaps 20 ft of the 2 inch stuff that forms a main
artery. Some of the 1 inch and three quarters of an inch stuff has become
covered over the eyars as drebris drops on top of it. I have a main 2 inch
line coming from our big tank (cistern in USian) and then I run one inch and
3/4 inch withint the veg garden and in the orchard and down to the chook pen
and also from another 2 inch pipe down at the pond at the bottom of the
Lay it out on a hot summers day when the sun helps it to lie out better and
carry some hot water to do all the connections and it's an easy job. One
hint would be that if you manage to find little sprinkler heads that you
like, buy a truck load. I am reduced to 2 heads of my favourites.
I agree that poly pipe is the least expensive course of action. 500 foot of
3/4" is only about $65 at this site:
Pex would cost a lot more. Your local prices might vary a bit but should
still be well under a hundred.
I don't have a clue as to the UV effect on poly pipe. Buried it lasts for a
very long time. A water line I installed in 1969 is still in use today.
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you could use PEX or PVC, but both are weakened by long term exposure to
UV (sun) So you'd have to paint them with some light colored exterior
latex after laying them out. I'd suspect they'd give you 5 or 6 years
service without paint. (my experience) then they start to get brittle.
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On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 07:53:20 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
That's what I do during dry spells, hitch my Agra-Fab cart to a
tractor and haul water in a poly tank or in a couple dozen 5 gallon
contractor buckets filled about 3/4s... only takes about a minute to
fill each bucket if I remove the nozzle from my 5/8" garden hose. I
rarely use the poly tank, the buckets are easier as I can more easily
guage how much water each plant gets (1 bucket is usually sufficient).
I water newly planted saplings and shrubs during dry spells, maybe 2-3
times a season as most years there's plenty of rain. I think it's
actually mentally retarded to build an irrigation system as the OP,
etal indicate unless it's a fairly arid clime or for a plant nursery
business or someone has more dollars than brain cells. Plastic
buckets are cheap, usually free... just got three more buckets today
taht's be ready to go once I empty the cat litter... I have more than
I can count and they nest so take very little room. If you drill a
3/16" hole on the side near the bottom of the bucket it will drip
water for a plant for several hours.
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