A full Garden Hose Kit of leaky pipe, with bigger, 20mm black polytube supply pipe, pre-assembled timer (with pressure regulators) and connectors.
For the person who wants to put a "Two-Zone" automatic watering system together, really quickly!
This 400metre combo kit is tailored for an application that may use 300-700metres of leaky pipe. So there is scope to add more later, should you wish. This garden porous hose kit uses LP12H leaky pipe, which is designed to be ideal for general purpose watering.
This LeakyPipe all-inclusive combination kit is specifically manufactured by us to work on top of the ground, if you wish, as well as sub-mulch, working up to 50metres from the barbed connections. It has proven to last in excess of ten years.
Our 400m Garden Hose Kit ensures an efficient Garden Watering
Leaky Pipe's garden porous hose kit is ideal for watering beds and borders, planters, trees and hedgelines (up to 50metres long). There is a 20mm supply pipe for good, efficient water movement and less pressure drop through your distribution network. Moreover, we have put pressure regulators on the Buddy2 zone timer for you.
- 400 metres of leaky pipe LP12H porous rubber hose;
- 100 metres of 20mm black supply pipe;
- 1 of Buddy2 Timer for tap connection;
- 5 of 20-12 Reducer Connectors. (Supply to LeakyPipe);
- 20 of 20-12-20 Reducer Tees (Supply-Leaky-Supply);
- 3 of 20-20-20 Tees. (Supply-Supply-Supply);
- 5 of 12-12-12 Tees. (To "Branch" leaky pipe to itself);
- 20 of 12 plugs. (A tidy way to plug leaky pipe ends);
- 2 of 20 plugs. (A tidy way of sealing 16 supply pipe);
- 5 of 12-12 connectors. (To connect Leaky-Leaky).
- 2 of 20-16 connectors (connect Supply Pipe to your hosepipe if you wish)
You may also be interested in discovering our full range of Leaky Pipe Watering Kits & Leaky Pipe Porous Hoses.
How to use Leaky Pipe's all-inclusive Garden Hose Kit?
Imagine this. Firstly, put batteries in the Buddy2 timer and screw it to your tap. (If your garden tap is conventional, it will have a 3/4" male thread that the timer will do-up onto). We've already assembled the pressure regulators and compression fittings for you, so just connect the 20mm supply pipe to the Buddy2 timer by pushing the supply pipe up into the compression fitting. Then find a way of running the supply tubing onto all the places you wish to water. Use the connection fittings and a pair of cutters, to tailor the tubing to give you a "Distribution Network" to carry the water to where you will be connecting the leaky pipe with the reducing connections. Run the leaky pipe near to the plants, - (within 30-50cm as the water will spread laterally) and plug the ends. See this Video about connection fittings:
Leaky Pipe's Garden Hose Kit works by wicking water into the soil it contacts and therefore works best if hoed into the topsoil or "on-the-surface" & covered by mulch.
A typical domestic water source is usually capable of charging 2-300metres of leaky pipe at one time. So you can do a surprising large area of discreet watering with very little effort. With this Buddy2 timer, you can run two separate areas, (or groups of areas), for differing amounts of time. By sequencing your watering, you can make bigger & better use of your water source. As the water supply varies in it's delivery pressure and also your Leaky Pipe use may vary, the pressure regulator will self-tune the downstream pressure, so the network does not over-pressurise. You can just leave the tap fully on and not have to throttle the tap or worry when your away. (N.B. During the last Hosepipe Bans, some authorities have allowed leaky pipe use if used with a timer and pressure regulator).
Just a guide. In the growing season, 30-60minutes of watering per day is a good starting setting for your timer. Then tune it to your needs.
- See this narrated video on system concepts and design.
Or this silent Video about LeakyPipe layout in gardens.