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Rain Barrel Soaker Hose, a bulk soaker hose that works with NO PRESSURE! This soaker hose has been designed specifically for rain barrels, 55 gallon drums, etc. that have a faucet connection. Always use our 200 mesh filter to prevent soaker hose from clogging!

The Soaker hose with the purple stripe. Click image.

Test Results:

Rain Barrel Soaker Hose works best when your system is created with a continuous flow. Meaning there are no ends. The diagrams below show a few examples of how this is obtained. For best results, the hose should be covered with mulch to keep the hose cool as extreme heat has a direct effect on the output of the hose.

Flow rate will vary due to topography, height of the barrel, clean filter, extrusion process of the hose all will have an impact on the "exact" amount of flow from the soaker hose.

 

 
 

Rain Barrel Soaker Hose is .580 o.d. and uses .580 compression fittings.

 

Test results for barrel elevated 24":          Using 100' of Rain Barrel Soaker Hose.

   
Diag A. 100' RBSH Diagrams may be enlarged. Diag B. 100' RBSH

 

 

 

 

 

Graph created using the following:

  • 100' of rain barrel soaker hose.

  • Set up in a continuous flow manner or looped. Diagrams A & B.

  • Attached to a barrel, elevated 2', with 55 gallons of water in it.

  • Using a regular hose bib, with an opening about the size of a pencil.

  • It took 105 minutes for the hose to use up 98% of the water in the barrel.

Results may vary depending on elevation, outlet size, temperature and water barrel content.

 
     
 

 

 

   

                      Diag C. 50' RBSH        Click to enlarge diag. C.

                    Test results for barrel sitting at ground level

Graph created using the following:

  • 50' of rain barrel soaker hose.

  • Set up as 1 line with an end. Diag. C

  • Attached to a barrel flat on the ground with 55 gallons of water in it.

  • Using a regular hose bib, with an opening about the size of a pencil.

  • It took 6 hours for the hose to use up 80% of the water in the barrel, 44 gallons.

Results may vary depending on outlet size, temperature and water barrel content.

 

Test results for barrel sitting at ground level:

Click to enlarge diag. B

 

Here is a comparison graph using the Rain Barrel Soaker Hose and the Standard .580 Soaker Hose. Rain barrel sitting on the ground, not elevated. The soaker hose was attached to the barrel as shown in Diag. B.                                           

Test results for barrel sitting at ground level

Graph created using the following:

  • 100' of rain barrel soaker hose.

  • Set up using lay out shown in Diag. A

  • Attached to a barrel flat on the ground with 55 gallons of water in it.

  • Using a regular hose bib, with an opening about the size of a pencil.

  • It took 3 hours for the hose to use up 48 gallons.