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Topic # 189532 3-Jan-2016 12:58
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Here is my watering system I have been working on.smile




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dUU0VIeZRk 

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  Reply # 1460592 3-Jan-2016 13:07
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That is impressive mate - so it runs entirely off collected water? Obviously a lot of hours gone into this!



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  Reply # 1460593 3-Jan-2016 13:11
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SumnerBoy: That is impressive mate - so it runs entirely off collected water? Obviously a lot of hours gone into this!


Hey thanks. Much easier to build than link the video on this thread.frown

Yes it runs on rain water from the roof, and also collected washing machine water.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 1460599 3-Jan-2016 13:38
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freitasm: Fixed that for you.

And that's an impressive irrigation system. Should sell as a platform...


Thank you freitasm.
Made one for my Mum as well, is slightly different.laughing

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  Reply # 1460605 3-Jan-2016 14:11
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I want one too, but with sensors in the garden that detect when the garden needs watering.

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  Reply # 1460609 3-Jan-2016 14:17
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Awesome work. Compared to rain water how is washing machine water on the plants?

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Kiwifruta: Awesome work. Compared to rain water how is washing machine water on the plants?


Whiter than white I'd say

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  Reply # 1460612 3-Jan-2016 14:37
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Kiwifruta: Awesome work. Compared to rain water how is washing machine water on the plants?


Whiter than white I'd say


lol, and the brightest strawberries in the street.

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I've found that white 200l barrels don't last that well exposed to UV. If the 1000l tanks are similar plastic you should cover or paint them.

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Whats one of those 1000L tanks worth? Where do you buy them from?





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raytaylor: Whats one of those 1000L tanks worth? Where do you buy them from?



Trademe has heaps, search IBC on there.

Depends what was in them, food stuff ones will sell for more than cleaning product ones. I wouldn't be drinking water from the roof regardless so immaterial.

I have been slowly digging under the shed to fit a few in the space there. While lowering the clay by 200-300mm seems easy in theory, it is a crapload of digging and moving the waste.




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  Reply # 1460757 3-Jan-2016 19:45
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Kiwifruta: I want one too, but with sensors in the garden that detect when the garden needs watering.


Yes that would be good. My system waters automatically every two days if there is water.



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  Reply # 1460764 3-Jan-2016 19:51
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Kiwifruta: Awesome work. Compared to rain water how is washing machine water on the plants?


Only use the washing machine water on the trees and ferns. Keeps the bugs away smile
My ponga's are getting rather large now, so they don't seem to mind. They are about 6 or 7  years old now.



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Bung: I've found that white 200l barrels don't last that well exposed to UV. If the 1000l tanks are similar plastic you should cover or paint them.

Tanks are around the back of the house so they don't see much sun. Plants are growing over them as well.



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  Reply # 1460767 3-Jan-2016 19:55
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raytaylor: Whats one of those 1000L tanks worth? Where do you buy them from?



Most of them cost me about $100 each. The last two I brought only cost $20 each.
Got most of my from an orchard.

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