Drip Irrigation-Part 5-Using Soaker Hose in the Garden and Landscape
Welcome to part 5, the final part, of How to Assemble Drip Irrigation. Today we will talk about how add a soaker hose to your drip irrigation system. Before getting started be sure and watch the Part 1 video. Also if you would like to watch Tricia assemble the soaker hose, what the Part 5–Soaker Hose video.
Facts About Soaker Hoses
- Soaker hoses can get clogged with mineral deposits and should not be used in areas with heavy minerals in the water. If you have hard water be sure to include a calcium filter as well as a regular filter.
- Great for landscaping where meandering or curved lines are needed and in the garden.
- Our soaker hose is made from recycled materials.
- Only be used on flat surfaces and when designing your soaker hose irrigation system.
- Do not make any lines longer than 250 feet. Also, the maximum soaker hose per faucet is 500 feet, no matter the number of lines or individual line length.
- Flow rate of the 1/2" soaker hose is approximately 54 gal/hr per 100' of hose at 10 psi, or approximately 224 GPH per 100' of hose at 25 psi.
- For ideal performance, it is recommended that you use a 22-25 psi regulator.