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DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself Do you know a good gardening DIY plan? Are you in need for some good DIY ideas? This is the forum to discuss all Do It Yourself plans and questions. For example, learn about: The pipe work to support banana bunches, making pots out of newspaper, using plastic cups as pots, tips for building coverings for plants during winter, etc. If you know a good DIY plan, please share it here, and if you need one, please ask away!


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Old 03-24-2016, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default What looks like a 25' soaker hose

but has no holes? I was thrilled when I found it at a yard sale for $1. It was on a reel; it looked like it'd never been used. Yeah! I could now water my garden efficiently. This naive Yankee transplant carefully laid it out around my plants and hooked up a hose then turned on the water. Nothing. I realize I could carefully poke a bazillion holes in it but should I? Uncapped, water comes out in 3 streams after traveling 25'. Factory mess up or does this have a specific purpose?
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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but has no holes? I was thrilled when I found it at a yard sale for $1. It was on a reel; it looked like it'd never been used. Yeah! I could now water my garden efficiently. This naive Yankee transplant carefully laid it out around my plants and hooked up a hose then turned on the water. Nothing. I realize I could carefully poke a bazillion holes in it but should I? Uncapped, water comes out in 3 streams after traveling 25'. Factory mess up or does this have a specific purpose?
That used to be cutting edge compact flat style of hose before expandables were popular.....Vintage?

I do remember on a hot summers day jumping through one of those flat green hoses with a bazillion holes in it though......and the water always tasted nasty.
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It's obviously old. I guess I don't understand the purpose of reducing water flow so greatly; what comes out at the end is just 3 small streams. What am I missing?
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It's obviously old. I guess I don't understand the purpose of reducing water flow so greatly; what comes out at the end is just 3 small streams. What am I missing?
Well. that's easy! You're missing 1 $!!! Lol!
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Well. that's easy! You're missing 1 $!!! Lol!
Good one. I can probably resell it for what I've got into it. I bought one of those old Rubbermaid dish racks for 50 cents. Hadn't clue what it was and neither did the seller. Looked it up and they're listed on e-bay for $25 to $35. (They may have only sold for 50 cents; who knows?)

Unless someone can tell me why not to do so, I'm seriously considering heating up an ice pick and making this a soaker hose. I need one of those; I don't need some silly flat hose without holes.
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