- Rain Barrels
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We've searched far and wide for the most effective soaker hose for low-pressure applications! This is your gravity-fed drip irrigation solution for rain barrels. Comes in 50' length.
A.M. Andrews Co. has been manufacturing the 2 tube soaker hose for over 50 years. This unique design makes the hose more flexible, lightweight, soft, and easy-to-use. Other sprinkler and soaker hoses are of rigid-walled construction, which makes them difficult to unwind and lay flat on the ground. Andrews hoses are 1/3 the size of other sprinkler and soaker hoses and weigh 30% to 65% less. Andrews hoses are also adjustable in length. The end clip can be easily removed without tools and repositioned at the desired length. Andrews hoses are durable and guaranteed for 5 years.
When hooked up to a faucet, can be used as drip (holes facing ground) or sprinkler (holes facing up). When hooked up to gravity feed system (i.e. rain barrel), turn so holes face ground for best drip irrigation application.
I didn't realize that rain barrels don't work with 'ordinary' soaker hoses due to the water pressure demands of the typical soaker hose one buys at the hardware store. I learned the first time I tried to use one. This soaker/sprinkler hose works perfectly and pushes out a decent volume of water from my barrel. Would recommend to anyone wanting to use a soaker with a rain barrel.
Easy to store because it folds flat. Albert on 20th Jul 2020
This is the perfect accessory for irrigation from a rain barrel. You can use it to soak directly into the ground or turn it over and spray a wider path. Steve on 18th Jun 2020