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Curled up soaker hoses

Posted by adker 4 NY (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 15, 03 at 21:18

I think this might be appropriate for this forum, I'm usually lurking over in the Northern Gardening forum.

Anyway...

does anyone have a good way to uncurl the recycled tire soaker hoses without kinking them and possibly damaging them?

Imagine my disappointment this evening when I went outside to install my new water-saving system and took down two of my perennials with that maddening curly monster.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Adker


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RE: Curled up soaker hoses

Leave them lying on a hot driveway until they soften up a bit, then uncoil them.


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RE: Curled up soaker hoses

I stretch them gently as I lay them out and use stakes to hold them in place until they soften up a little.


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RE: Curled up soaker hoses

I make hairpins out of old stiff wire andpin them down if thye are notcooperaytive, or just set a rock on them. Eventually they petrify in place.


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RE: Curled up soaker hoses

I run water through mine for a couple of hours then they lay nice. Julene


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RE: Curled up soaker hoses

I initially use bricks to hold them in place. Then after a week or two the hose will loose that "coil" memory and I can remove the bricks.


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RE: Curled up soaker hoses

Use landscaper stakes. You can obtain these at most hardware stores and they are inexpensive.


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