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serious help needed here drip irrigation

Posted by momof5boys z5 MA (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 28, 05 at 14:39

Hi everyone, you are my last hope. My grandfather recently passed away and when we were cleaning out his basement, I found a 3 tier drip irrigation system..hand made...the man was 92 years old so this is OLD!!! I brought it home and cleaned it up. I saw a similar set up at the Museum of Science in Boston a few years ago and THOUGHT I knew what I was doing. I have tried every trick in the book and I can not figure out how to set it up. The ropes are exactly as they were in my grandfather's basement. CAN ANYONE HELP ME??? Please??
Suggestions are MORE then welcome. Thank you!!! I'm hoping this picture works.

Here is a link that might be useful: drip irrigation system w/rope


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RE: serious help needed here drip irrigation

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 30, 05 at 23:59

First, I would replace the rope with small chain and hooks. It will be much easier to adjust the height of the lights.
Second, it looks like there are 4 trays?
Are you trying to set up some kind of drip irrigation or perhaps Hydraponics? I built a plant stand vagely similar but I watered by hand.


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RE: serious help needed here drip irrigation

It looks to me like a light stand too. I use a wooden dowel rod to hang the lights to from their manufactured chains. Then I have screws inserted into the dowel rod ends to facilitate raising, leveling lights on the chains draping from the top ( I use two sets, thus two lights per tier).

There is no reason why you couldn't insert drip emitters or even micro-sprinklers into/above trays or pots to facilitate watering but I set mine up in our living area and prefer to carry trays to the water rather than bring water to them.


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