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1/4 in. x 50 ft. Porous Drip Soaker Hose

  • Helps to water containers, flowerbeds, and vegetable gardens
  • Rubber construction is UV-resistant
  • Compatible with 1/4 in. drippers
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Use the DIG 1/4 in. Porous Soaker Hose to water flowerbeds, potted plants, containers and vegetable gardens. Constructed of UV-resistant materials, the porous soaker hose is made of extruded recycled rubber material. The extruded porous soaker tubing has many tiny holes, and when under pressure, sweats along the full length of the line. Provides a flow rate of approximately 0.4 GPH per ft. Use the porous soaker hose with 1/4 in. barb fittings in row planting for water saturation along the soaker hose line.
  • Used in conjunction with 1/4 in. drippers
  • For short runs up to a maximum length of 30 ft.
  • Use for watering flowerbeds, potted plants, containers and vegetable gardens along a line
  • Easy to install
  • Suggested operating pressure: 25 PSI
  • Close the end of the line with a goof plug
  • 50 foot roll
  • Designed for short runs up to a maximum of 30 feet and with a flow rate of .4 GPH per ft., the 1/4 inch porous soaker hose can be use for watering flowerbeds, potted plants & vegetable gardens
  • Simple to install Used with 1/4 inch micro tubing and 1/2 inch drip tubing using 1/4 inch barbs fittings
  • Flow Rates: 17 GPH per 50 ft(.4 GPH per foot)

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
7.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
2.25 in
Assembled Width (in.)
7.5 in
Inner Diameter (in.)
0.160
Outer Diameter (in.)
0.320
Tubing Length (ft.)
50

Details

Color Family
Blacks
Drip Line/Tubing Type
Porous Tubing
Irrigation System Component
Tubing
Pack Size
1
Pressure Rating
25 psi
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

21Questions40Answers

Wanted hoses with connectors on both ends..... not tubing

Asked by Kathy January 20, 2021
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Maybe try reading the product description or looking at the photos before you order? It clearly states and shows what it is. That having been said, I have had a very difficult time finding "full size" soaker hoses locally.

Is this the type you can cut pieses to water pots and attach to exsisring drip irragaton?

Asked by LindaC July 29, 2020
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YES! you can either use a straight runs; open-loops with goof-plugs terminating them, or we mostly like to use "T"-connectors to create CLOSED-loops surrounding shrubs/trees/inside pots. There is a simple hand punch-tool to create holes in EXISTING irrigation supply-lines, to ATTACH 1/4" lines via either a straight connector (or 90-degree elbow connector, or a "T"-connector).

Can I attach this to my existing drip irrigation system?

Asked by Danni May 6, 2020
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I didn't see a question there, but if you are asking if you CAN mix soaker and sprinklers, the answer is YES! We do it w/ great success.

Can this be repaired? A rodent chewed the line and it is already installed around the garden. I'd...

Asked by AndrewWO April 24, 2020
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Totally. Just cut out the chewed part, cut a length of new that's the same length and join the piece back up with straight barbed connectors and you're good to go!

How does this attach to the regular hose?

Asked by jenn April 12, 2020
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lots of ways. there are connectors to go straight to the garden hose, but it's best to run 1/2"-lines (via a hose connector) to the areas that you want to hook your soaker hose(s) (or other fittings) to. There's a punch tool which creates a hole in the 1/2"-inch line and then you simply insert either: a straight-fitting, 90-degree elbow-fitting, or a "T"-fitting to the HOLE that you just created. Attach the soaker hose to the other end(s). We will occasionally run a short-distanced 1/4"-tube line(s) from the 1/2"-supply line, to targeted areas, and then hook our output devices (drippers, sprayers, soaker hoses, et al) to those. ie. it's convenient to first run 1/2"-tube above ground along the center/outer edge of the garden beds, and then either hook the devices (soakers, drippers...) DIRECTLY to them, or INDIRECTLY using 1/4"-tubes as extensions to first get to the plants or more ideal locations.

What is the maximum input water pressure that this hose will handle without a pressure regulator?

Asked by john March 13, 2020
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GREAT QUESTION! But the answer becomes lengthy since you added, "WITHOUT A PRESSURE REGULATOR?" It turns out, its more about BALANCE -- how many devices/soaker hoses, do you add to the line, including how long your supply line is for that zone (which affects head pressure). The 1/4" soaker hose, is probably ideal at 15-25PSI -- HOWEVER, the real question is HOW MANY output devices are you adding to the same supply line for the zone? Since, the more OUTPUT DEVICES you put on the line, the more pressure drop you will have. (1) If you have relatively FEW items, I would use a 25-PSI regulator; (2) if you have MODERATE numbers of items, then a 40-PSI regulator, or (3) as in my case, I've started with 25-PSI, then went to 40-PSI, and eventually removed them all together. We have varied 50-70 PSI supply pressure to our home (1.5 acres), and use about 8-zones to water the yard with 3-zones dedicated to DRIP LINES which are fed by 1/2"-drip hoses to: (1) the FRONT YARD TREES/BEDS (a pattern incorporating approx. 400' of 1/2" lines), (2) BACKYARD TREES (on an 4-subzone INDEXING VALVE varying between 100' and 400' 1/2" lines), and (3) a zone that covers a 20' X 40' VEGI-GARDEN and the BACK BEDS -- approx. 200' 1/2" lines. I've attached a pic to the vegi-garden, which we run two complete sets of parallel 1/2" supply tubes and feed our 1/2" soaker hoses attached to both ends of the soaker hoses for more uniform pressure.

How can the ID and the OD both be 1/4 inch? What is the correct information?

Asked by JIMB March 7, 2020
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The hose is 1/4" and I think that is O.D.

How do you hook up to garden hose? Thanks

Asked by MotoMarko February 11, 2020
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There is a HOSE-connector adapter that will convert to 1/4" output. We tend to run 1/2" permanent supply lines (very cheap for up to 500' tubing -- surrounding vegetable garden, flower beds, and trees, and either hook these 1/4" soaker hoses to directly to them, or use shorter 1/4" lines to then hook the soaker hoses to them. TIP, if you supply a vegetable garden row (or even flower bed) and decide you want EXTRA water output at certain locations (eg. tomato bushes) -- you simply need to temporarily bend-then-release the soaker hose at that location (similar to how we've all stopped a regular hose flow flowing by bending/releasing it). This will create extra porosity at the bend locations.

Can this hose be direct buried through planters?

Asked by Harold October 29, 2019
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Not a good idea; the soil will clog the porosity of the soaker. Best if nested in mulch, Better than that use a non porous 1/4" tube with drip head ending in your planter.

Does this hose work with a gravity fed rain barrel system (very low pressure)?

Asked by rm May 14, 2019
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My experience is it will not work. Gravity fed systems are generally measured in single digit psi. I have a gravity fed system with the barrel about 2.5 feet higher than the garden, so roughly 1 psi. I used short 5 foot sections of the soaker hose directly connected to the main line. I left it on for over 6 hours and there was no appreciable water flow (less than 1 gal for six 5' runs). The label mentions something like 25psi is optimal (almost 60' of height for a gravity fed system).

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The product does not work properly
The hose gives about 7 inch wide irrigation coverage, so spacing them each 6" should provide for a uniform lateral coverage. Lengthwise the coverage is quite uniform. However, the quality is poor as it quirts water from many places as illustrated in the attached picture. This will get water on your leaves. DIG support said that this is because there would be no pressure regulator but I have 25 PSI pressure regulator. I tried with another one which is new with the same result. Avoiding getting water on your leaves is exactly why one purchases this type of product. The DIG support also suggested covering it by mulch. My raised bed in not mulched, so I hid it under a tiny bit of soil. This resolved the squirting but it also reduced watering to only about 2" laterally, making it utter useless. This is a bad product that does not work properly and should not be sold.
by leporelo
Does what it's supposed to do...drips, which is perfect for a row of vegetable seedlings in a rai...
Does what it's supposed to do...drips, which is perfect for a row of vegetable seedlings in a raised-bed garden. Can be buried under mulch or be strung above the surface, depending on the plant type.
by MusselShoals
This drip soaker hose has replaced a drip irrigation tubing with built in emitters, which was plu...
This drip soaker hose has replaced a drip irrigation tubing with built in emitters, which was plugged up already at several places after a year of use only. Compared to that tubing this one is a dream come true. It is softer, which means it is relatively easy to connect and disconnect without braking the plastic connectors. It also provides uniform watering not like the one with the emitter at every 6 inches or so. It was also much less expensive than the tube with the emitter. I am curious how long it will last, but since it is so much better, I will stick with it even if I have to replace it every year.
by Andy
2 people found this helpful
Does not perform as claimed. The product package states that even at a very low 15 psi the produ...
Does not perform as claimed. The product package states that even at a very low 15 psi the product will deliver 46.5 GPH over a 50 foot length. In actuality, the amount of water that seeps through the porous surface of this drip soaker hose is not much more than you would expect from condensation. Useless for actual irrigation purposes.
by JohnInTX
9 people found this helpful
Ideal for raised bed vegetable gardens...
I used the drip soaker at my previous home for my vegetable garden and had terrific results, so when I moved and did it all over again, this was my "go to" product. This method of watering puts most of the water in the soil and not on the leaves. Also, it does not disturb the soil as much as sprinklers do so the seeds aren't moved around and roots develop more quickly.
by djfmommy
7 people found this helpful
Good product
I like soaker hose and have used this and other similar products for over 20 years. It works well to distribute water in a slow drip fashion to plants. However, you must put in a reducing psi- valve with a filter or connector for it to work properly (to keep your lines free and clear) and make sure you water long enough since the watering will be much less (which is good to prevent runoff and to get water deep to the roots of the plants).
by DIYWANNABEPRO
6 people found this helpful
I bought some Orbit drip tubing but it is terrible,...
I bought some Orbit drip tubing but it is terrible, so I pulled it out and replaced it with this stuff and it's worked great!
by bigbrain
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by HomeDepotCustomer
still in early stages, but initial impression is that of 7 of 8 plants will benefit from a ring ...
still in early stages, but initial impression is that of 7 of 8 plants will benefit from a ring of soaker hose and `T` intersection in a loop of soaker hose rings. works pretty much as expected. specific watering to a ring around each plant, soaking the plant evenly. not sure why one did not work well. will buy again and continue to use. I`m a fan.
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