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#343160 - 08/15/07 08:56 AM Watering food plot with trash pump question
tnbassman
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If it does not rain before Saturday which Id be shocked if it did I am going to rent a 3" trash pump for $46.00 for the weekend. My 4 acre plot is shaped like a perfect rectangle with two sides being about 20 yards off of a major creek. The creek is 30-40 foot wide and in some places 12 foot deep around my property so there is plenty of water availible. My question is this: once I get the water to the field does any one have any recommendations on how to deliver it to the plot? I thought about taking 2" PVC pipe about 50' long and drilling 1/2" holes every 6" or so and just letting lay on the ground and just moving the pipe every ten minutes or so until the entire plot is soaked. Any one got any other ideas that might work?
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#343186 - 08/15/07 09:14 AM Re: Watering food plot with trash pump question [Re: tnbassman]
Tater
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If I had enough hose to get to the far side i would just let it run out on the ground then move the hose as needed.
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#344338 - 08/15/07 05:43 PM Re: Watering food plot with trash pump question [Re: Tater]
Foggy54
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I'm watering my clover,alfalfa,beans,and milo/corn from my creek via a well pump through a tripod sprinkler head and garden hoses.

My creek has limited water so I have it on a timer the runs all night 15minutes on 30 minutes off all night. the creek pool fills back up and supplys another 15 minuted run time after the 30 minutes off.

Doing what I can till rain comes. It is a pain in the arse but if rain comes things should pop back quickly...........
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#344835 - 08/15/07 09:16 PM Re: Watering food plot with trash pump question [Re: Foggy54]
Soybean Man
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Space your holes out a little further at first. You can always add holes, but it is hard to stop them. Also, start drilling holes at the end of the pipe to maintain water pressure. If you need more holes just add them. We use 15 inch poly pipe on soybeans, and water pressure at the end is hard to come by if you have too many holes close to the source. Should work.
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#345780 - 08/16/07 10:40 AM Re: Watering food plot with trash pump question [Re: Soybean Man]
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I would also drill smaller holes, maybe 1/4" not 1/2".
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