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Old 05-22-2022, 08:15 AM
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Default Type of soaker hose to run off of a rain barrel

We got our rain barrel set up with the goal of running some sort of soaker hose set up. What type of hose works best for this? The newer leaching-type soaker hoses likely need a bit of psi but I really don't want to attach a pump.

Would an older style perforated hose work? Any other recommendations?
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:03 AM
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That's how I have two spidey

Bought a big bag of it at a garage sale, and just gravity feed some flower beds.
Works great!!
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:18 AM
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Any hose is going to need some psi to make it work. Perforated drain pipe works better than hose but you would have to accept the fact that it is 4" dia and the wind takes it away all the time. Nothing that a rock or two doesn't solve though
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:11 AM
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Greenhouses use “shrubblers” they’re meant for low psi set ups.
Plenty on Amazon,
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Old 05-22-2022, 11:55 AM
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I would recommend a bubbler/drip system as well and use gravity if possible to create a bit of pressure.
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Old 05-22-2022, 12:31 PM
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Sit your rain barrel on a stand about two feet off the ground, it will provide more than enough head pressure to operate most drip style hoses. Before we extended the irrigation to include the flower gardens that is how I setup the rain barrels for my wife.

This setup has an electric pump for watering with a hose as well, but the drip tubs were gravity fed.


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Old 05-24-2022, 05:27 PM
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Thanks all. Wow, impressive set-up Dean!
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Old 05-24-2022, 05:42 PM
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Thanks all. Wow, impressive set-up Dean!
That one is actually my neighbor's and he still is using his but ours was the same idea. Just never took a picture of ours when we still had it. Got rid of it when we extended the irrigation.
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I ran cheap 1/2" poly pipe, plugged the far end, and drilled small holes next to the trees.
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