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by gnu oldskool on March 16, 2004 06:19 AM
Has anyone tried to set up a miniature drip system for a patio? I'm on a 3rd floor apartment in Arizona. Right now I'm watering everything by hand, which is not really a bid deal but....I'd like to be able set up some little system to water my plants that need water daily. Has anyone tried something similar? Do you have any tips or ideas?

thanks,

gnu oldskool

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by weezie13 on March 16, 2004 07:28 AM
Hello gnu oldskool, [wayey]
(Quite the interesting name~how'd you get it??)
Just curious!! [thumb]

I hunted this one picture down for you, I have seen something else very similiar in my traveling of reading gardening info, and for the very life of me, I can not remember where I kept coming acrossed it, so, when I was trying to find it, I did come acrossed this...But it's right on the same concept of this drawing....
I'll find that other one eventually, it's going to bug me ( [Mad] ) until I come acrossed it again!!! [critic]
But, let me know what you think of it!!!

drip irrigation for porch

I've never tried it before so if you do something along this lines, would you please, let us know what you ended up doing and how it came out, *failures' and all* that's what helps us "all" learn!!!

Weezie

P.S. My niece lives in Arizona, and it's Fort something or other can remember anything I guess today!!!
And we do have several members from Arizona as well.

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by gnu oldskool on March 30, 2004 04:10 AM
My name well....gnu(pronounced new) is actually a snowboard company. It is also a Linux reference. Anyways gnu oldskool just sounded cool. Thanks for that link. I still have to obstacles I can think of though. [Frown] One, I need a container to hold the water where I won't evaporate in the 100 degree weather. Two, I'll need a pump to pump water through the tubes. Or I guess I could fill the container and raise it up above the tubing level to let gravity do it's work. [dunno] I guess I'll have to try it out when I get some free time.

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by weezie13 on March 30, 2004 04:19 AM
gnu oldskool,
Here's the part I was talking about!

quote:
Installing drip irrigation on patios
For patios, your system may run entirely from 1/4" micro tube by using a combination of # 30 and # 38 drippers for small containers and pots up to 5 gallons. To extend micro tube from pot to pot, use a 1/4" tee for each dripper with a small link of micro tube to the plants. You can let the drippers hang above the plants or you can secure them with stakes in the pots. Use a mister for larger planter boxes with the same method that you used with the drippers. Hang the mister/fogger 6" to 8" above the plant. Do not exceed 35 gph on any single 1/4" line.

It's connected to your regular garden hose....Hook the hose up to one end of the spiket, and run the with the drip emmitters....
The water pressure from your hose is the power to it, don't need to hook up anything....other than the hose and emmitters...

Weezie

Great name, does sound KEWL!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by Judith on March 30, 2004 06:13 AM
Hey Weezie!

I'll bet it's Fort Huachuca (Wa-chu-ka).

If so, we've been there. Great Margaritas!!!

Judith [Big Grin]
by weezie13 on March 30, 2004 06:50 AM
Judith,
I still have got to ask her!!
I'm so bad!
I'll email her tonight,
I know she doesn't always check email
too often so I'll see when I get a response! [Roll Eyes]

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by gnu oldskool on March 31, 2004 04:26 PM
I wish I had a hose to hook up, but I'm on a third floor apartment. E.G. needing a pump or gravity based irrigation system.

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by weezie13 on March 31, 2004 05:52 PM
I see said the blind man!!

I went back and re~read [Embarrassed] that!!!

(I've been very, very busy and undulated,
and not as good of a comprehensive reader as I should be [Wink] [Embarrassed] [Big Grin] [Frown] )

Okay, next thought!!! How about???
#1. bucket drip irrigation
#2.
gravity fed for apartments
#3. Gravity Fed Drip Irrigation

Here's some ideas/reading let me know!!!!

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by papito on March 31, 2004 06:29 PM
gnu oldskool,

Here's another way of watering plant:

Wick Method 1
or
Wick Method 2
or
Wick Method 3

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Amor est vitae essentia.
Love is the essence of life.
by weezie13 on March 31, 2004 10:12 PM
Papito,
IM me would you please!!! [wayey]

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by weezie13 on March 31, 2004 10:13 PM
Here's another one for you to take a peak at...

Big Drippa Saves Time, Water and Money

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by gnu oldskool on April 01, 2004 02:02 AM
Cool, thanx everyone for the links. I do think I have something in the works though. It involves some 2 and 1/2 gallon water jugs, irrigation tubing, and some other stuff. I'll try to some pics once I get it up and running.

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The journey is more important than the ending or the start.
by papito on April 01, 2004 05:32 PM
Jiffymouse, thank you for editing the link.

Weezie, if you are referring to an army post, I know of only one Fort in the Sierra Vista, AZ area. Like Judith said, it is Fort Huachuca. Used to be a Cavalry post in the old days.

Judith, been there a few times myself.

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by gnu oldskool on April 02, 2004 04:26 AM
The ganja gardening links was no good huh? [tongue] LOL. Anyways I have all my parts together. Tomorrow I'll test out my contraption and let you know how it works. [grin]
Time for an evening cerveza. [muggs]

Adios,

gnu oldskool

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The journey is more important than the ending or the start.
by weezie13 on April 07, 2004 11:04 PM
Not that this partains to the original post,
but I found out where my neice is located there,
It's Yuma, Az...
I did know that, just couldn't remember! [dunno] [Embarrassed]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hey gnu oldskool, [wayey]

How'd your contraption work??
Do okay with it??
Wondering??

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by gnu oldskool on April 17, 2004 04:34 AM
Here are some pics of what I have up and running. [thumb]

Here is a link to my webpage
http://jaredjaworowski.koolhost.com/mini_irrigation_system.htm

when you get there it will ask to download something. Say "NO". It will say error, click "ok". Then click "no" again and you'll be ok. This is something new my host has put in place and I haven't taken the time to find a new one yet.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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The journey is more important than the ending or the start.
by hisgal2 on April 18, 2004 04:31 AM
Hi Gnu. [wayey] You system looks like it would work really well! Do you have any problems with the last plant on the line getting less water? when my husband and I lived in an apartment, we didn't have any outside land that we could use. I had a planter full of grass....yes, grass (for the cats)... on the window sill. I would keep forgetting to water the poor thing. I used to work for MH/MR services in this area and we were getting rid of feeding tubes and bags that couldn't be used anymore, so I took a few home with me. I filled the bag with water and set the drip to a nice, slow setting and viola, a dip system. I might have some of the bags and hoses left if you need them for anything. Just let me know and I'll look for them and send them to you if I find them. [Smile]

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by weezie13 on April 19, 2004 08:11 PM
Gnu oldskool,
I am sorry I missed your post,
I was flat out with a bug for 2 days!!!!

WOW!! WHAT A NICE JOB!! [thumb] [clappy]
You did alot of nice work there!!!
Congratulations!!!

Thanks for the pictures, very nice indeed!!!
We love updates on projects!
Not only does it help us see the end result of the gardeners helping the other gardeners, but
for future someone maybe also looking to stop carring water buckets too!
Thanks Again!

Weezie

What time can you come over and do my mom's porch? [grin] [lala] [Smile] [thumb]

If only I could figure out a way to do that to every plant in mine and my mom's yard, I'd be in 7th heaven!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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