The line of bushes is on a slope with a grade of about 1:8. I positioned the soaker hose and fed it from the lower end. The water only made it about half way up the hose, the upper half remained dry.
I tried feeding it from the top end with the same results. Looks like the differential pressure is fighting me and winning.
I even tried making a new restrictor washer for the inlet fitting with a hole about twice the diameter as the one which came with the soaker hose. No better...
It's beginning to look like a soaker hose just won't do what I want in that location unless I cut it int two or three sections and feed each of them separately.
Anything else I might try before I decide whether it's even worth doing that or just water them with a sprinkler?
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can smile when things are going wrong, you've thought of someone to blame it on."