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Water sprinkler using hosepipe

I am thinking of making a watering system using a length of hosepipe. This would go between the runner beans. I am sure that someone has done this before but I need to know what size hole to drill in the pipe? Would 1mm be big enough do you think? Only need a blanking cap on one end and the normal hose connector the other. Would save me some money on buying a 'proper job' bit of kit.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.




  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,933
    It should work - I think I'd use a bradawl to make the holes, you can always make them a bit wider if you need to.
    To seal the end you could just turn the hose over on itself a couple of times and tie with wire - that's what I done with my soaker hose.
    I've been considering another soaker hose for my raspberries - but I think I'll try your idea, so thanks for that! - I've got about 100ft of spare hose I've been wondering what to do with.

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,469
    A proper soaker hose would do a better job, but if you have spare hose kicking about there is no harm in trying the diy method.  Holes need to be as small as possible.  I've just discovered a tiny hole in the main feed for my drip irrigation system and I'm amazed at how much water comes out!
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