I just planted a 50 foot row of five foot tall Arborvitae bushes on one
side of our lot, and picked up a 50 foot long soaker hose so that I
could do the right thing by them water wise.
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
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."