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Can I use a siphon as a manual pump?

I am looking for an easy way to pump water uphill out of a barrel. Feel free to suggest other methods, but in particular I am wondering about the following: Can I use a siphon like this as a manual ...
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Running PEX line through PVC then thread into end

I installed an irrigation system for my lawn with 1/2" PEX tubing. Most of it is buried, but at the start of the run I want to run it through some PVC to make it look cleaner where it is coming ...
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Putting a birdhouse up a tree without harming the tree

I'd like to put a bird house (below) into my backgarden tree but am not sure what's the best way to do it. I've read opinions that affixing a birdhouse by hammering nails into it & into the tree ...
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Outside garden hose bib plumbing - 1/2“ or 3/4”'pex

I recently renovated and I now want to setup an outside garden hose. I can either hook it up to the 1/2" PEX or the 3/4" PEX. I have 3/4" PEX coming from main water entry to my water ...
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Can I connect two soaker hoses with a normal garden hose in between?

I recently bought this soaker hose kit for a couple of garden beds. In one section of the garden I have two beds with space in between. Is it possible to connect two stretches of soaker hose with a ...
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Looking for advice on sprinkler system anti-siphon valve placement

I'm looking to install my own sprinkler system in my backyard and I'd love some advice. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do, a picture of a water valve (to be replaced by a T and a shut off ...
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Is it possible to put a resin shed on a slope in the garden?

my question is in the title, i've just purchased a new resin shed but I have a sloping ground on my garden. So is it possible to lay it like this or do I have to dig the ground to adjust it.
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Slope has gobbled up the retaining walls

A few tiered retaining walls were built on a slope on my property about 70 years ago. By now they have been completely consumed by the slope as you can see on the picture below where, in the white ...
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Tips for fitting garden hose on tight hose fitting/quick connector

I recently purchased a 1/2" garden hose and two hose fittings (not native English speaker, this is what the English version of the store's website calls them - image attached) which according to the ...
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Vegetable Garden Fence Design with 2x2 Posts

Let's start with the tl;dr: I'm starting a new vegetable garden and need to put up a fence around it. 16'x12', constructed of wood and metal poultry netting. My goals are to ensure that: Squirrels, ...
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How to change wiring in outdoor electrical junctions filled with gel?

I moved into my current house 5 years ago and had a couple of outdoor connections fitted throughout the garden. I have never tried to do anything with them until now. As I open a junction box to add a ...
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Garden wall pointing / capping advice needed

I’m hoping to get some advice on a project I’m planning. I bought a house last year that has a 2 foot retaining wall between the decking and the lawn. It’s a red brick wall and looks to be in pretty ...
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Is this flowerpot insert made from asbestos?

I own three flowerpots with strange white inserts. I haven't bought them in fact they were already part of the 1970 built house when I moved in. I've heard of asbestos flowerpots but couldn't find ...
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What part do I need to search for to fix this leaky outdoor hose faucet?

When I turn on the hose outside my house, pictured below, water pours out of the top of it and goes all over the place. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this without having to ...
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Advice on making acrylic drop seeder

I would like to make a DIY drop seeder like the one shown here. I am just very inexperienced with acrylic/plexiglass as a material. What thickness would you consider, looking at the video/image below?...
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What are these two Sewer Pipes Coming up Out the Ground?

We recently had the old terracotta sewer line replaced that comes out of our house to the main sewer line There are now two pipes in addition to the sewer clean along where the guys dug up I planned ...
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How to achieve a 1% gradient

Currently preparing an area in our garden to lay a paved patio area and pergola (the latter being provided by a professional). My wife and I need to build a supporting wall around the sides and at ...
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How to achieve a straight line when not flush to required wall?

Currently preparing an area in our garden to lay a paved patio area and pergola (the latter being provided by a professional). My wife and I need to build a supporting wall around the sides and at ...
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What is the proper anatomy of a mulched sitting area in which nothing will grow?

I have done mulched gardens before and am familiar with the steps involved in that. Now I have a slightly different project. I want to dig out an area of my yard that will have a bench and two ...
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How should I build a garden fence on the edge of a swamp?

I'm currently building approximately a 60' X 100' garden on the edge of a swamp (1-2 feet above the water table), and am wondering what to build the fence out of, and how to build it as this is also ...
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How to make stair with grasses [closed]

I found this picture online and wonder what material being used as the retaining wall for the grasses? It looks like a long piece of metal horizontally. But it could also be pressure treated lumber. ...
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What's the best way to leave an air flow shaft in wood chips after removing a PVC pipe?

I'm going to be composting a lot of wood chips this winter, and only have one large PVC pipe. How can I remove the PVC pipe from the wood chips while leaving the air shaft in place?
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Is there a setup where I can leave the water on all summer?

I have an elderly person that is no longer able to walk the land to reach the faucet. It's about 20' between the safe patio and the faucet. She needs to turn on the faucet in order to hand water the ...
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Would using a Y hose connector to join rain barrel water with tap water be a good idea to boost the water pressure?

Something like this: but with it designed for the opposite flow of water. I have a rain barrel that is usually at least half full and it provides enough pressure to use but it's not enough to water ...
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Is there a good way to make a composting watering tank that won't clog 1/16th inch holes?

I'm looking at building a hose attachment (chamber) that I can stuff with comfrey leaves, and some good compost to fertilize my garden some (force water through a pipe with small holes: https://www....
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Can I use eye hooks in a cement retaining wall for my garden project? (Support climbing rose bushes against a cement wall.)

Here is a pic of the wall in question. Don't worry about the cracks. I already filled it in and am going to do the stairs when the weather gets drier outside. If you see the strip of soil that ...
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How do I make 10 gauge concrete mesh flat for trellises in a garden?

I'm going to be using concrete mesh for a trellis for my plants in the garden this year, and was wondering how I should make them flat, and bend them? I'll also be making tomato cages out of it, so I ...
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How can I trace water pipes and the water flow under the ground?

I'd like to close the tube that from my garden go to the garage box. Is there any cheap way to figure out where the tubes are without dig the ground/walls?
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Prevent Rodent incursion along a retaining wall

I live in a first generation suburb. The retaining wall behind me is starting to crack, but it is not mine to permanently fix. After I concrete over any cracks in the retaining wall, I would like to ...
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Hoisting and securing 5 gallon bucket vegetable planter 25 feet up

I have a light availability issue in my garden. To compound that it is in a very small area so diseases and pests tend to hit everything at once. I want to try lifting a couple self watering 5 ...
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What kind of filter do I need if I want to reuse the shower water?

I am helping a friend with renewing a bathroom. He is looking at the possibility of storing and reusing the shower water for the garden. What kind of filter do we need to install to make this ...
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how can I remove broken spigot from garden hose end?

I had a leak where my two way connector was attached to my garden hose so I tightened it up. When I turned the water on, the male end of the two way broke off inside the female end of the garden hose....
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How can I repair this punctured pipe in my garden?

So I did a silly thing this weekend while digging out a tree root/stump... I managed to partially (1/3) cut through the buried pipe that runs down our garden to feed an outside tap. (Fortunately it is ...
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How to connect steel posts to build a shelf unit?

The posts or conduit needs to be galvanized as I'm using this for growing herbs. Im not sure if I would have to get this welded or if theres a simpler way to put something like this together. (...
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Locating pipes in garden

My lawn retains a lot of water and I've read that using a fork to put holes in can help. I've already started but I'm afraid to go too deep just incase i got a pipe. How can i work out where the ...
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Can't find a garden hose that fits

Just moved into a new house and the spigot the in backyard is too big for the hose I bought. Is there an adapter or a special hose that can fit this?
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Ideas for removing attached greenhouse

Long story short, I have an attached greenhouse and I am in need of ideas. Let me know if you have any. I attached images below of my attached greenhouse that I inherited from my previous owner. The ...
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Waterproof concrete bird bath basin

I want to pour a concrete basin for a bird bath. First I thought to use hydraulic cement so it is waterproof. But this stuff sets really fast and seems to be only for patching. So I bought a concrete ...
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Drain to a reservior when water height is higher then the drainage

I have a reservior made from a 220litre plastic drum which is about 1.2 meters tall. i have a sump to irrigate my garden in the drum and it pumps out the top through a pipe to my garden tray which ...
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Run water from under deck to backyard

I have an Outdoor Water Faucet right under the deck which is very hard to reach. So far I have connect a 50ft water hose there permanently but I always shut off from the faucet because it's leaking ...
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What type of trellis do I want to build for fruit bearing vines on the south side of the house?

I'm looking at holding up to a ton of vines on a 2 story trellis on including covering up the chimney on the side of the house, in order to keep a lot of summer heat off the house, and was wondering ...
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What is long-term impact of decorative boulders near a house foundation wall?

I live in 1500 sq ft house with unfinished basement. I'm planning to put some stones outside house near walls (in garden). And have a plan to put some plants around it (for decoration). My concern ...
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How to keep bird away from leaving their droppings on the deck

Recently, I keep finding the bird droppings on the deck. Are there any ways to keep bird from leaving their droppings on the deck? Besides, are there any good chemicals that can clean the bird ...
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Is it dangerous to leave a hose spigot on with a closed nozzle at the end?

Here's the setup: I have a drip system for my plants that's run on a timer attached to my outside hose spigot. The spigot is constantly on, but for about 12 hours a day the timer is closed and no ...
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Flow rate for a small garden waterfall

I would like to build a really small (~1.5 x 1.5 m2) alpine garden with a water stream in my garden. There is already a plastic pond there, 0.35 m deep and 0.6 m in diameter, from the previous owners, ...
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How can I prevent water buildup in a pit for a trampoline?

A friend of mine is looking in to purchasing a trampoline for her garden. So it doesn't change the look too much she wants it lowered in to the floor. I mentioned that it might collect water, ...
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What kind of soil mix to use for grading the perimeter of house to keep water away from basement?

To help divert water away from my home's foundation, I am trying to improve the grade of the landscape around the perimeter of the house. I suffered a flooded basement (about 1" or so) from ...
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Maneuverable Toilet spray pipes like kink free collapsing Garden hoses?

After my travels and stays across the Globe I have realized that a Toilet Spray followed by Toilet paper is more hygenic than only one of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidet_shower Are there ...
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Can't find correct size outdoor spigot handle

I have ordered several faucet handles but every one has been too large, or the wrong shape (square). Home Depot and Lowe's have handles but all too large or the wrong shape. Universal Outdoor Faucet ...
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Is adding a paver patio or flower garden near a home foundation a bad idea?

More specifically, should I be concerned about creating drainage issues? We already have some leaks in our basement. I'd like to avoid creating additional problems.