Blocked Hose Pipe - Help!!
Hi all, I am hoping somebody can help me. I recently bought a brand new 30ft hosepipe for my allotment. I was experimenting with some Coir compost last week. I put the block of dried coir in a big bucket and propped the end of the hose in with it. I went down the hill to the tap and turned on the hose for long enough to fill the bucket with water, then I turned it off and unplugged the hose from the tap. I didn't stop to think that the because the tap end of the hose was downhill from the bucket end, the hose would act as a syphon, and suck some of the water from the bucket (along with a load of coir mush that was in the water), back up into the hose. At the time I didn't realise that the coir had gone up into the hose, and just left the hose lying stretched out on the ground. I came back today and plugged my hose back on to the tap, turned the tap on, and.... nothing came out the other end of the hose. After a while a little dribble came out, along with some blobs of wet coir... then a few more dribbles and a few more blobs of wet coir. I had the hose plugged in with the tap on full pressure for about 15 minutes, bit still couldn't get anything out of the other end of the hose more than a weak dribble. Pressure obviously built up in the hose as it started spraying water out of the connector at the tap, at which point I had to turn it off because I didn't want to bust the tap connector. Problem: I obviously have a blocked hose, probably blocked with coir, and I can't seem to unblock it by turning the tap on full and running water through it. I checked to make sure it wasn't a faulty connector, and it wasn't. I attached two different hoses to the tap to make sure the water pressure wasn't low, and those hoses gushed water out with no problems. I don't want to buy a new hose because I only just got this one and it was expensive. But I desperately need it to work because I have a 75ft uphill distance between the water tap and my veggie beds. Usually I attach two 30ft hoses and one 20ft hose together to get water to my veggies. With one 30ft hose out of action I can't get water up to my plot, and my baby veg plants risk death by thirst. Does anyone have any ideas how I can unblock my hose? Thank you very much for your help!