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Customer Reviews for DIG 1/4 in. x 50 ft. Porous Drip Soaker Hose

Internet #202614899

Model #PSH50

Store SKU #416480

  • Helps to water containers, flowerbeds, and vegetable gardens
  • Rubber construction is UV-resistant
  • Compatible with 1/4 in. drippers

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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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      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.
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      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).
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      Super easy
      I have a rather large/extensive drip irrigation that I created (I'm not a professional). I like that you don't have to create different emitters, nor worry about the 12" gap on the line emitters. What I don't like about this is that you can't control the rate of water well. I was initially worried that the line would breakup quickly. I used this in another garden two years ago and it is still working without leaks.
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      Yes will be reordering soon...
      Yes will be reordering soon
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      This is working perfectly for me! I needed water in...
      This is working perfectly for me! I needed water in my planter boxes, but regular droppers gave too much! This is great as I was able to place it where I needed it!
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      A major disappointment. I thought this was going to be...
      A major disappointment. I thought this was going to be a hose with fittings to allow it to be attached to another hose as well as a faucet. Wrong. It's merely a hollow hose that requires several other pieces in order to make it useable as a garden / yard drip system. Lesson learned.
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      No end fittings
      I didn't realize that it doesn't have hose fittings at the end of the tube so it's useless.
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      definitely not what I expected...
      definitely not what I expected
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      NOT a soaker hose as stated in the description
      This is NOT a soaker hose, it is porous TUBING and will not connect to a outdoor faucet like a regular hose will. The name of this product is misleading and needs to be updated to reflect what this actually is. We have several soaker hoses and expected this to be the same thing. Will be returning as it will not fit our needs.
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        does not have connections for hoses
        does not have connections for hoses. Returned these
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          junk
          too many large holes, water barely reaches few feet. useless product.
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            plugs up fast
            I have been using this stuff for years and it has worked fine until this year. It normally lasts about two years and needs replacement. This year it plugged up after about a month. I have a few hundred feet of it. Almost lost my garden and had to replace all of it with something else. i know a few friends and neighbors who use it too and they had the same problem. I was even at the store looking for a replacement product and found anther fellow there with the same problem with the DIg hose. Too bad as i have used it for at least the last 10 years but never again. Don't know if they had a bad run and fixed the problem or if they changed the product. I called Dig support but they would not acknowledge a widespread problem but they sent me a different product for free. So i know at least 5 people that had the problem in different gardens and on different water systems. Sorry to see it has turned to junk.
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              This particular item was good. BUT I only shop at...
              This particular item was good. BUT I only shop at your store because I need to. I hate your store too many bad experiences! Anything I say to someone else is never good!!
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              The drip tubing worked very well at first but the...
              The drip tubing worked very well at first but the high levels of minerals in our water has caused the tubes to get blocked up pretty quickly. They don’t drip anymore! It is mostly caused by the high levels of minerals and not any defect of the tubing, but it derailed that approach to the watering need I have.
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              I have bought and used this item on my many...
              I have bought and used this item on my many projects and have been very satisfied with it's durability and ease of use.homer78
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              The drips were very unevenly distributed. There would be a...
              The drips were very unevenly distributed. There would be a puddle of water in one place but no or very little in another.
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              Stop sending me these emails...
              Stop sending me these emails
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