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Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:31

We're clearly talking about different systems.  No brass push and twist connectors, no O-rings on the Hozelock systems.  Thanks for trying to help anyway.

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:39

This is a microbore system.  The main feed is 13mm with 4mm feeder pipe.  The connection is made by making a hole in the 13 mm and inserting a 4mm connector.  The connector pushes in and is then tightened.  If overtightened it just rotates.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:42

The care he lavishes on the lawn is obsessive and then some, but he's doing nobody any harm and it does look incredible.

Planting under cars

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:40

Isn't a bigger problem than light likely to be the heat when the car is first parked?  It takes quite a while for a hot engine to cool down.

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:38

I've set up a Hozelock watering system and it's operating well.  The minor problem I have is that a couple of the connections from the large pipe are dripping.  I've tried tightening them but it doesn't seem to make any difference. 

I'd welcome suggestions from anybody who has managed to solve the problem.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:24

That 'swisher' covered that ground much more quickly than a brush would.

Oh come on......

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:23

The climate is changing.  It was warm and sunny yesterday and it's raining today.  How much more change do you want?

How to set up a soaker hose system ?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 09:15

Just to put my needs into perspective, the garden was gutted and I now have over 200 feet of borders with newish plants in to care for.  If a soaker hose keeps them going while I'm away it will have been a solid investment. 

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 22:31

It's utterly pathetic.  A quick internet search found an on-line edition of a book written in 1908 which used the term, and I suspect it was used for many years before that.

buds but no flowers

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 22:24

Our newly planted lavatera has started flowering in the past few days.

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