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Is there a sprinkler like the one I'm thinking of?

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  1. Andres Munoz

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    I think I saw this sprinkler in one of the many catalogs I receive through the mail but can't remember which one.

    The sprinkler was basically a hose with holes on one side going down the length of the body. It was nice if you wanted to water a long narrow strip of flowers which is what I want to do.

    Is there such a sprinkler or did I imagine it?
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    There are soaker hoses which allow water to seep through the hose wall itself and there are also some hoses with holes in them which allow water to shoot out (as if it were a sprinkler head). I prefer the seeping soaker myself.
     
  4. Andres Munoz

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    There you go. Soaker hose. That's what I'm looking for. Thanks guys.
     
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    Soaker hose is different than the sprinkler hose you described. A soaker hose will "weep" water out through itself, whereas a sprinkler hose has holes punched every few inches. On a sprinkler hose, the water only comes out the holes, whereas a soaker hose will not shoot any water out, but simply allow it to ooze out from the entire hose (think porous membrane here).

    Sprinkler hoses are useful for watering long narrow strips of lawn, and soaker hoses are more useful for watering plant beds, where you simply want the water to seep into the ground, directly below the hose.

    I used both at my house, got tired of dragging various things around, and just installed a sprinkler system. Back-breaking work (especially digging several hundred feet of trenches by hand), by the payoff was worth it.

    Todd
     
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    Do you have a link to a sprinkler hose? Maybe a picture that I can look at?
     
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    That looks cool. Thanks Clinton.
     
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    I bought a soaker hose and I did not like it too much.
     

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