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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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What can I use as a bowl for a DIY fire bowl/pit?

I'm looking at creating my own fire bowl, as I would find it more fun and satisfying instead of just buying one and plonking it down. I haven't decided if I want it standing or sunk, but that doesn't ...
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Drilling “misting” pin holes in PVC

I built raised gardens this year and added cheap DIY PVC irrigation. I used a 1/16" drill bit and drilled several holes in 1/2" PVC pipe. The 1/16" drill bit was the smallest I had but the holes ...
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Should I supporting a load via anchors in brick or mortar?

I'm attempting to hang window flower boxes (a metal frame with a moss/fabric insert, filled with dirt/flowers/water for a total weight of about 15 lbs) on a brick wall. An example of a similar metal ...
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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 can I stop a barbed coupler from leaking?

This seems to be a common issue (drip line barbed couplers leaking) and I can't find any answers about this online. I'm wondering how others have fixed leaks in the fittings that are supposed to just ...
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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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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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Is it possible to a drill hole in the bottom of a terracotta gardening pot?

I would like to make some drainage holes in the bottom of some terracotta pots I have. I am tempted to use a drill but am not sure whether this will work and how should go about it. Has anyone ever ...
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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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What technique should I use to remove rubble from earth, using a small excavator?

I've a patch of earth - mostly fairly sticky Gloucestershire clay - which our previous builder has left mixed up with bricks, larger lumps of concrete and who knows what else. I want to level this ...
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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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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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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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Can my garden furniture be saved?

I have some hand me down wooden furniture. Unfortunately, with multiple moves and births in the last few years, it has gone a unloved. The wood seems very weak, and is brittle when dry. One beam ...
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What material should a year-round green house in high elevation be made of?

I am constructing a green house this summer. I live in Ely, Nevada. It is at a high elevation and cold more so than it is warm. Building the structure is not a problem for me, but I do not know what ...
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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 high of a structure can I build for growing hops

I would like to grow hops for home brewing and can't find any information on how high of an agricultural structure I can build without a permit, the people I am getting the rhizomes from say "16-18ft",...
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How can I control water and algae in drainage ditch?

My house has a drainage ditch running in front next to the street. Unfortunately, my next door neighbor has neglected his ditch and now my ditch does not drain properly and fills up with algae. I'm ...
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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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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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is my lawnmower beyond redemption?

My Toro walk-behind lawnmower is around 3years old, and I'm guilty of not having done any sort of maintenance to it. Never an oil change, never anything other than fill it and mow. I do drain fuel at ...
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Natural/Free Composting Liner

I live in an area where we have municipal composting, so it's quite common that every house has two composting bins: a tall green one (about a meter tall), and a smaller, pail-like one. They pick up ...
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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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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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Flood Vents and Raised Gardens

I have flood vents in-front and behind my raised house, which sits on a crawl space. I would like to put a raised garden in the front of my house. Is it acceptable to do this if I create an opening ...
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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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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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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 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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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 do you build a portable lightweight frame for trees?

I have fruit trees that vary in size that need frost protection in the winter and bird protection in the summer. I have been hanging frost cloth and bird netting over the trees using the branches as ...
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Installing a Bench in Garden

I'm looking at two options to cement a bench. 1) I dig the 3 foot hole, pour cement...etc 2) I use a cement anchor. How does the cement anchor work? Is it as follows: create a mound of cement that ...
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Non-toxic materials for edging garden

I'm looking for a edging for my garden which is non-toxic. I've currently got pressure treated lumber (supposedly it is not arsenic laced). I've been stapling chicken wire to the top of the lumber to ...
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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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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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Do small plants damage PVC pipes?

I have the drainage pipes (100mm diameter)from the gutters about 5 to 15 cm (2 to 6 in) below ground level. I want to plant small flowering plants above this area. Is it safe? Can small plants damage ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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....