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HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:47:21 PM »
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 02:07:43 PM »
Cut it in sections and use them as clamps to hold down visqueen on piping.
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 02:59:04 PM »
Visqueen.  Shade cloth?  on a hoop? 

You mean, I DON'T have to use those clamps I buy at TSC for $.99/each???!!!!!
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 06:26:31 PM »
siphon off low places in the garden after a heavy rain..
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 07:56:03 PM »
poke holes and make a soaker hose out of it.
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 08:45:54 PM »
forget that it is laying there and wrap it up in the tractor tiller----then you'll have several more short pieces as you cut it out


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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 06:41:46 AM »
 ;D  Monroe's idea works.
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 08:01:57 AM »
I've used Monroe's approach a time or two - not only can you create numerous short pieces of hose and bloody knuckles...but you suddenly have the ability to invent new cuss words as well... :o
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 08:18:50 AM »
Had I known this idea would have been this popular I would have taken and posted pictures. The first layer was fairly easy but at the base of the tines was tight . The Dremel Multi-Max cut through it pretty good.
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 08:43:36 AM »
YA'LL ARE HILARIOUS!!!!
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 08:47:50 AM »
LLOL....Monroe I have done the same with  my Bush hog a time or two...One time I sent a big ol' piece right through a bedroom window on the house from 60 or so feet away. Now that I look back on it, it's funny. But at the time it was anything but....

Lesson finally learned...lol
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 08:56:16 AM »
I've been known to use the hose to sharpen my mower blades.

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 11:10:18 AM »
And I thought using them for bucket handles was exciting.  Ya'll have got me beat, by a long shot!
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 07:31:56 PM »
 Monroe's idea gets me every time . It's either the tiller or the mower.. first you hear the hose moving thru the weeds and before your hand can reach the shutoff, it has made a heck of a wrap on the blades... time to raise up the deck or tiller and get a real sharp knife, eye protection and get the tootsie rolls off...First though, get it off the ant beds !
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 10:48:11 PM »
I reserve my old ones for two uses:  If the guy across the street gets mouthy about how great his tomatoes are coming in......  I can "correct" him without leaving any marks.  So far that has worked pretty good.  I do keep a small length in reserve - just in case I ever have to waterboard him...   
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2018, 08:54:40 PM »
I once turned a new hose into an old hose and broke the water faucet too.  My riding mower really pulls!

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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2018, 02:32:59 AM »
I have used an old water hose to run electrical wire through for brake/tail/turn signal lights & put under  utility trailers / tow dollies & fasten it under the bed of the trailer.
This helps protect the electrical wires from getting damaged or broke.
I also use old water hoses to put over sharp edges of equipment that I may come in contact with.
I cut short pieces to put over long bolts that I may come in contact with.
I have also put them around the edge of a metal bucket that I cut for feed buckets so the animals would not get cut on the sharp edges.
I have used old hoses to siphon fuel .
I don't throw old hoses away , I find some use some where. ;D

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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2018, 05:14:56 AM »
Crazyhorse...using it for electrical conduit is a fantastic idea! Thanks for that! Bloody ingenius.
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Re: HOW DO YOU USE AN OLD GARDEN HOSE IN THE GARDEN?
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2018, 10:35:11 AM »
the stories here are fantastic!!  Still laughing at them! ;D ;D  You just never know when you'll need to waterboard someone deserving....

Great ideas too folks. I'll use some of them with some old hose.
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2018, 02:54:36 AM »
Mr KYhome, & Mr Tang, thanks for the kind words BUT if you could see some of the "goof ups"  I do , you would probably change you mind.  ;D

Well since I have to cross over   a  fence several times a week , I put an old piece of water hose over the top wire , now I don't get nicked with the barbs .

I keep a supply of hose repair accessories so I can repair most all hoses .

I have 5 "utility buildings" , 3 shelters & etc. , I put 8' florescent lights in them years ago,  so I can see at night if needed.
 (I just finished putting a "ballast" in one of these  lights before supper tonight.)
I used heavy duty 50' extension cords "drop cords" to hook electricity up to them , I cut the male plug in off and run the extension cord through the water hose and put a new heavy duty male plug back on the extension cords.
There is no electricity on the extension cords until  I turn it on at the main switch from the garage.
If you have something you want to put a water hose on and don't want to cut the end off, just cut the water hose in a spiral  ( make a complete circle about every 4" around the water hose) and slip  the hose over  and duct tape it back together  . Bucket handle covers too.

I will stop for now, didn't mean to ramble so long.