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water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:17

That's me done then!

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:04

WOW !

I've only just noticed all the latest replies from Alan4711 (are you from Cologne by any chance, or are you just sweet-smelling?), Topbird, Hibsrpish and John Colquhoun(do share your insight into Hibsrpish's name). Thank you.

Blowing might work once it's drained, though I'll have to lie prostrate to do it. Still, it'll give the neighbours a laugh.

How about I make a video of yours truly attempting all solutions : unscrewing / swearing / kicking / swearing / setting beer snail traps / swearing / prostrate-blowing / swearing...... now that might go viral !

Only joking, of course just in case you got excited! But I shall post the result of my labours, once completed, when the weather breaks.

Thank you all,

Naki

 

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:31

An interesting thought! I have the same problem regularly with watering cans, so once I've drained it (after its good kicking!) I'll certainly check for a snail.

Thank you

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:27

Hi Verdun,

Thank you for taking the trouble to reply in such detail. The bald bits are high up and football-sized. As the hedge doesn't lose its leaves it's not easy to spot shoots. It's difficult to say whether it's spreading - all I can say is that I've tried cutting out the dead patches over the past few years, leaving gaping holes, yet I always seem to have the same number every year.

Your suggestion for replacement certainly looks as if it wil fit the bill, so I think I'll try for one more season to cut out the dead bits, then if there's no improvement I'll just have to bite the bullet and replace it.

Thank you once again.

Naki

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 14:40

Thanks Everybody!

The good kicking might indeed work and will certainly cheer me up !!

I'll take Edd's advice too, and in the next few days, weather permitting, I'll unscrew the tap (I hadn't realised I could simply do this - not very technical/practical. you see!). But, heeding the warning in capitals, I'll try to get most of the water out with a jug first!

I'll report back once I've had a go (and a kick).

Wish me luck, and thank you all.

PS. Just noticed Runnybeak's reply. No rice in the vicinity, glad to say, but our guttering above collects copious amounts of pine needles - I wonder if they could collect at the bottom and block things up?

Anyway, the above 'screw that tap' and 'kick-and-tell' procedures should solve it one way or another

 

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 14:33

Thanks Everybody!

The good kicking might indeed work and will certainly cheer me up !!

I'll take Edd's advice too, and in the next few days, weather permitting, I'll unscrew the tap (I hadn't realised I could simply do this - not very technical/practical. you see!). But, heeding the warning in capitals, I'll try to get most of the water out with a jug first!

I'll report back once I've had a go (and a kick).

Wish me luck, and thank you all.

 

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 14:04

Thank you  Dovefromabove and Nutcutlet.

The free end is about 2" lower than the tap so Iassume that's ok - as for the blocked hole, that's a good point, and I wish I knew the answer!! A handyman set it up for me, so who knows? I guess I must nowempty the butt with a jug and inspect and check that the piece has indeed been pushed out.

Thank you both for your help - and if anybody else has any further suggestions, please keep 'em coming !!

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:54

I have bald patches in my (over 40-year-old) golden privet. I've tried cutting out the bald areas, but the problem is always there. It's a long hedge and will be expensive to replace, whatever I use. My questions are

  1. Is it terminal?
  2. What easily maintained and reasonably priced evergreen alternative can anybody suggest, please ?

I guess this should really be a new thread, but I'll take my chance on getting a reply,

Thank you

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:42

I installed a wate butt (Sankey?) a year ago. I've never managed to get any water  from the tap, though the butt is full. I didn't have it placed on the  stand supplied as there wasn't room, so had a piece of hose attached to the tap instead - I can't  think how this could be a problem, and cant figure out why the tap turns  but doesn't release water.

Can anybody please suggest what could be wrong, and what I can do?

Thank you,

Naki

New roses for old

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:50

My reply to Yarrow2 seems not to have been added to the forum. His experience exactly mirrors mine.I preferred to consult a forum as I'm a bit suspicious that advice from a garden centre might be coloured by their desire to sell more plants!! However, as there doesn't seem to be categorical advice about the predictable performance of  cuttings taken from old bushes, I shall consult with a few garden centres and if I get useful advice, I'll add it to this thread.

Thank you for all comments.

Watch this space !

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