Drip line vs Soaker hose

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by recycledsole, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    Hello guys
    i am new to this, and wondering which is better, for what purpose
    thanks
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you like to fix leaks and have the fittings not fit right use soaker.
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  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,606

    If you like algae build-up and enjoy changing the hoses every season, go soaker! :clapping:
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did a soaker-hose shrub line, on account of it was going to be fed from a city water hose-bib-on-a-zone-valve that was in place and not being used. No horrible consequences yet, but it isn't five years installed.
     
  5. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you like watering everything at one end of the hose, and having no water make it to the far side, choose the soaker.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I chose the soaker hose setup on account of a cheapskate owner and a desire to have the work possess natural drainage. If it was going in from scratch today, it would be something more like Techline CV
     
  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    hahaha soaker hose is bad?
    Ill have to learn drip line. are there any tutorials?
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Read the Netafim tutorials
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I use a soaker hose on my own home. It is about 10 years old. I move it around to deep water my foundation.

    I did not install my irrigation system and too lazy to work on it much. :D
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh: How many contractors ever find time to install their own home systems? I never did. :cry:
     

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