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Life hack for gardeners: Watering from a barrel without a pump

Everything new is well forgotten old. Each of us has used this method at some point. Perhaps for other purposes. Someone was draining gasoline, someone was draining water from an aquarium. Or maybe wine from a large jar so that sediment doesn’t get in. But for some reason, it never occurred to me to use this well-known physical principle in the garden. Let’s fix it. So.

How to water plants from a barrel without using a pump

What needs to be done to get water from the barrel into the garden hose, and from it to the beds without using an electric or mechanical pump? Lower one end of the hose into the liquid and create a vacuum on the other side of the hose. Of course, no one suggests sucking water from the sludge with your mouth. The water in the garden barrel is not ideally clean and is also infested with various daphnia, hydra, and mosquito larvae. Using your mouth to create a vacuum in the hose is strictly prohibited. For these purposes, available means will be used. More precisely, one remedy. Not even a means, but an object. Let’s put aside the intrigue, this item is a plastic bottle with a capacity of 1.5 liters.

The neck of a one-and-a-half liter bottle is connected to the hose in any convenient way. The connection must be tight.

A decent-sized hole is cut into the body of the bottle at the bottom.

This simple device is lowered into a barrel of water, and the liquid is drawn through this hole into the bottle. Next, the bottle is raised slightly above the edge of the garden barrel. The water from it gets into the hose and it is important to have time to lower the bottle into the water again so that air does not get into the hose. That’s all. Water flows from the hose in a good stream.

Important condition. The lower end of the hose should be below the bottle inlet. And the greater the difference in height, the stronger the water pressure.

The principle is known to everyone from high school physics lessons.

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