How can I trench a hose to the Back of my yard?

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    shanezam203 Rookie

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    Curious if I can split a connection for water off my house and have 2 valves but then also trench pipe to behind my Pond so I can have a shut off and hose back there for cleaning the filters and gardening? Would I just install a manifold from the water outlet on the house, split it into 2 valves and then trench coper out to 2nd valve and hose? What kind of material can be trenched under ground?

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    Do you care about building code ?

    I like the black polypipe.
     
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    I ran water lines to our back yard, 50 feet away or so, just used 3/4 pvc, dug it down enough so if I decided to put a plant there it was safe from my shovel. I put a brass manifold on our hose connection at the house, pull that for winter. Our lines drain dry since our yard is one big slope, no freezing issues.
     
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    shanezam203 Rookie

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    That wasn't too bad at all. :)

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Nice job!
     
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    You would be best off running sch 40 pvc pipe slopped down hill from your faucet
    at the lowest point put a valve box with a drain valve
    Conect it at your faucet with a washer machine hose
    In fall take the hose off and open the drain
     
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    I plan to disconnect the hoses in the fall.
     
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    Liked all of this, with the exception that you can easily put a T in at the faucet ,.. one of hubby's clients has a set up like this, was there when they bought the house ... hubby just repaired it all (it was all originally plumbed with cpvc, he changed it to schedule 40) ... after the T, the pvc goes underground to 4, frost free faucets around the backyard (the rear yard is English Garden in design, with a 600 gallon GF pond in the middle of it all ... so multi water sources were needed) ...
     
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    Capewind it's all good
    I would connect at the faucet with a store bought wye, the washer hose makes it fast and simple
     
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    That hose looks like the 10 dollar sump pump hose you get at Home Depot. If it is I highly recommend pulling it out and using schedule 40 PVC. That stuff isn't rated for being put underground and it will degrade, crack and fall apart.

    Good idea but I think you need to consider using another type of underground pipe.
     
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    We ran garden hoses in colorado, to water our land. They lasted quite a few years, in fact still there when I sold the place, just laying out on the ground, grass would grow over them, un-mowed land. The elk and deer loved the tall grass and flower fields. I would just disconnect, they would either drain or hold a small amount of water.
     
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    Thats all fine and dandy I like your idea unfortunately what will happen to your hose in the winter if any water remains in the ground depending on your frost table it may split thus rendering your all your planning and hard work useless.
    You could lay 2" PVC pipework running the hose through it.
    Leaving the hose in situ for the spring, summer, and fall period...then remove it for the winter by attaching two lines one to pull it back through from the pond disconecting it in the winter but leaving another line to the pond end through
    the wider 2" PVC pipe, to pull it back through the other way towards the pond.
    Then in spring after any freeze connect the hose back to the line thus pulling it back through the PVC pipework to the pond.
    Leaving the other line in situ ready to reverse things in the fall
    I hope this idea saves you the hose rather than digging everything up to replace it should it split due to ice

    rgrds

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    I may remove the 1 piece of decking and remove the hose in the Winter to avoid any problems and leaks.
    It wasn't too hard to trench it.
     
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    Could be fun if you have the lawn plugged. :)
     
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    haha nice Sprinkler system for the neighborhood kids.
     
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    The sump pump hose is not designed to take much pressure, only around 10 psi. You will wind up with a boggy backyard before long!
    John
     
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