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Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:29

Thanks Barry & Pete.  The Hozelock and Gardena systems are very similar and the hole into the feeder hose is made by the 'bee-sting' spike.  The system does work very well and, as Pete says, the drip isn't a major problem.  It would just have been nice to stop it if there was a simple solution.

Mine is now watering 4 hanging baskets, 2 troughs and over 20 tubs of various sizes.  I can go away on holiday reasonably confident that they will survive this weather.  The only 'problem' is that all the outlets run at the same rate of 4 litres/hour.  It would be nice to have lower output for the small pots.  A very minor complaint as the excess water runs off anyway.

Designing a garden while keeping it classy and natural

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 11:23

It's all down to personal choice at the end of the day.  I see many gardens where my reaction is "Ye Gods, that's hideous", but presumably the owner thinks it's fabulous.  They may well think the same about mine but I don't care.

I've just read the Daily Mail article and can't work out whether it is intended to be tongue-in-cheek or serious.  If tongue-in-cheek it really hasn't worked, and it serious the writer just comes across as a total **** (insert the word of your choice)

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. 

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