What kind of tubing

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  1. Barry J

    Barry J New Member

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    My outside hose outlet is not located in a very good place, everytime I go to water the back grass, I have to lay the hose over the walkway. I would like to find another way. At first i was thinking of digging under the walkway and laying some maybe "inground sprinkler" pipe in the ground and running it to my deck which is around my pool. That deck is about 75 ft away. Then come up with a pipe and add a spigot by the deck. But that seemed too invovled.
    My other idea was to run either regular hose, toward the left of the hose spigot from the house, I would have to run it below my back door and over the cement steps, then probably over the bulkhead, and then put a hose reel at the corner of the house, that would avoid the walkway.
    Would mounted a regular hose with pipe brackets work better, or should I use, "in-ground piping" for that??
    Or should I just run regular plumbing, to a spigot from my water supply and make another hose outlet on the other side of the door and bulkhead???
    Only problem is, the plumbing would have to run through a non-heated crawl space.
    Any suggestions??
    Barry
  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    If you were to put a valve in the line just before it enters the crawl space, you could close that valve and open the outside spigot to drain that line during cold weather. Just be sure to have a little slope down to the outside spigot.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The tubing you are planning to use underground is not designed for the usage or pressures involved and will have continual breakage problems. Either use "real" plumbing pipe, or the hose above ground. But it appears you will also have the situation that you have to provide for draining it during the winter. We cannot help with that because we do not know your situation or how it can be accomplished.
  4. Barry J

    Barry J New Member

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    Great points. For the underground i figured blow it out with me compressor, but probably too long of a run.
    It looks like either mounting the hose up over the cement stairs and bulkhead (attached to the house)
    Or
    Run a pipe at an angle thru the crawlspace as you mentioned.
    Thanks
    Barry
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