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Old 06-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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to save this gizmo from being screwed in and out(plastic female) when watering extend it with a cut piece and radiator clamps....the other item need a quick power washer for the walk way or windows..copper or a steel hammer the end..tip slip a thin screw driver in before doing it gives you a slit then adjust it as the water flows.the tighter the slit the sharper the water is coming out almost closed off.i have 60PSI water pressure and it serves a purpose on this thing pinch the hose before turning on the water or it will snap like a little dog in unprotected areas of your body

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Didn't want you to think your post went unnoticed. Looks like the link to the image of your sprinkler disappeared but you are correct. Plastic hose fittings can get threads stripped easily. Those snap fittings can be nice but are expensive.

Your pressure nozzle is a good suggestion too and would probably work as well as most low power washers.

When in the landscape industry, I made probes for busting root balls once planted with similar technology in mind. You would stick the probe into the root ball and bust it apart as fast or as slowly as you wanted by increasing the water pressure. This kept the roots from growing around each other in a spiral. This happened often with established nursery stock in Northern California clay soils. It was like the stock became pot pound in the planting hole. This pressure solution was less risky than trimming the roots.

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thanks for the tip on using it to move plants and trees around,just pulling stuff right out the plant reacts in shock
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When planting nursery stock trees I was also taught to prune them right away, even in summer. You can take out structural things that will cause problems later with pruning shears and not a chainsaw. And shaping and cutting back top growth at least 1/3 diverts energy to root systems and the transplant process by reducing the need to pump fluid to long lanky branches. Seemed to work.
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