When it comes to connecting soaker hoses, understanding the limitations is crucial. Ideally, the maximum length to connect would be around 150 feet. Beyond this point, the efficiency of soaking the intended area diminishes as the water pressure decreases along the extended length of the hose. To ensure proper water distribution and maximum effectiveness, it’s recommended to adhere to this guideline to achieve optimal results for your garden or landscape irrigation needs.

There’s a limit to your soaker-hose design because of basic science. Ideally, stop connecting lines when you reach the 150-foot mark. Hoses longer than this measurement won’t properly soak the area. The conduit loses water pressure as the length stretches farther away from the water source.

### How much water does a 50 ft soaker hose use?

So, a 50 foot soaker hose would apply about 30 gallons of water per hour. Comparing this to the output of one gallon drip emitters on standard 3-foot spacings, the soaker hose applies double the amount of water over the same given time.

#### How many feet of soaker hose do I need?

If you want a longer hose, opt for a narrower diameter that takes less water to fill (such as 1/4″ instead of 1/2″). Even then, it’s important to avoid using a soaker hose that’s longer than 50 feet, and I avoid using one that’s longer than 25 feet of straight soaker hose.

#### Do soaker hoses use a lot of water?

6 gallons per foot-of-hose per hour. So, a 50 foot soaker hose would apply about 30 gallons of water per hour. Comparing this to the output of one gallon drip emitters on standard 3-foot spacings, the soaker hose applies double the amount of water over the same given time.

### What PSI is needed for a soaker hose?

Soaker hoses work best with a pressure of around 10 pounds per square inch, so your home system should provide more than enough pressure to service multiple soaker hoses at once. Some gardeners use an external pressure control while others simply turn back the main faucet to reduce the flow of water.

#### How long should you run a 50 foot soaker hose?

Start running your soaker hose about 30 minutes twice a week. After a watering day, check your soil to see if the moisture has penetrated several inches, then adjust accordingly.

#### Do I need a backflow preventer for soaker hose?

Always connect a backflow preventer to your faucet first, unless you have a newer faucet with a built-in prevention device. Next, connect a timer to water just enough each time. Add a pressure regulator (10 or 12 psi) before attaching your garden hose. The maximum length for an effective soaker hose is 100 feet.

#### Do I need a backflow preventer for a soaker hose?

Always connect a backflow preventer to your faucet first, unless you have a newer faucet with a built-in prevention device. Next, connect a timer to water just enough each time. Add a pressure regulator (10 or 12 psi) before attaching your garden hose. The maximum length for an effective soaker hose is 100 feet.

## Can you daisy chain soaker hoses?

Make sure you’ve capped the male end of your hose. If you are trying to daisy chain your hoses together, you may end up with too little pressure at the end of your hoses and you won’t get that part of the bed watered as well. I have a 12 foot long bed that’s 6 foot wide.

### How much water does a soaker hose put out per hour?

Also, the maximum soaker hose per faucet is 500 feet, no matter the number of lines or individual line length. Flow rate of the 1/2″ soaker hose is approximately 54 gal/hr per 100′ of hose at 10 psi, or approximately 224 GPH per 100′ of hose at 25 psi.

#### How much water does a soaker hose use in an hour?

Also, the maximum soaker hose per faucet is 500 feet, no matter the number of lines or individual line length. Flow rate of the 1/2″ soaker hose is approximately 54 gal/hr per 100′ of hose at 10 psi, or approximately 224 GPH per 100′ of hose at 25 psi.

#### What is too long for a soaker hose?

The maximum length for an effective soaker hose is 100 feet. Purchase the length that best fits your planted areas and lay your soaker hose only in these areas. Use a garden hose to connect your soaker hose to the faucet. Lay lines 12-18 inches apart on sandy soil and 18-24 inches on loam or clay soil.

### Can you gravity feed a soaker hose?

The rain barrel soaker hose offers much greater distribution than a drip line. Each hose is 50 feet long and according to the manufacturer specs, two hoses can be linked together for up to 100 linear feet of distribution by gravity feed.

## How much water does a soaker hose put out per foot?

The soaker hose will only deliver the water that’s available: It weeps at an average of 0.5 gallon–1 gallon of water per foot per hour. For homes with high-pressure, high-flow systems (as high as 125 PSI in some cases), you might need to install a pressure regulator (sold separately).

### What is the maximum length of a 1 4 soaker hose?

Use the porous soaker hose with 1/4 in. barb fittings in row planting for water saturation along the soaker hose line. For short runs up to a maximum length of 15 ft.

#### Can you connect two soaker hoses together?

A: yes, I have two 75ft hoses together for a 150 ft soaker hose and it works fine. just be sure to remove the blue washer from between the section where the hoses join.

#### Is 25 psi OK for soaker hose?

Flow rate of the 1/2″ soaker hose is approximately 54 gal/hr per 100′ of hose at 10 psi, or approximately 224 GPH per 100′ of hose at 25 psi. For ideal performance, it is recommended that you use a 22-25 psi regulator.

In conclusion, determining how many feet of soaker hose you can connect depends on several factors, including the water pressure, hose diameter, and overall garden layout. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure optimal performance and watering efficiency. By planning and carefully considering these factors, you can create a customized irrigation system that meets the needs of your garden while conserving water and promoting healthy plant growth. Remember to regularly check the connections for leaks and adjust the setup as needed to maintain the effectiveness of your soaker hose system.