So we were tired of the “thaw the hose” winter trudgery.
Husband and I decide to install some plumbing in the barn. Nothing insanely fancy but that would allow us to run water to each stall. Not auto waterers though.
We splurged on pex tube piping and made it a gravity system. Each tube is angled so that the low points all end at each stall’s hose. (We used shower hoses for the end part so they are flexible enough to go in the stall for watering but hang outside it when not in use.)
The piping ends outside where it quick connects to a frost free hydrant. It hangs down when not in use and is only connected while watering. Once watering is finished, it is unhooked and the whole system drains out into the water buckets and outside. Then we shut the valves off and pull the hoses out of the stalls again.
Lot’s of testing this weekend and it is working great so far.
Just wanted to share.
Oh, and we got clear tubing so we can see if there is any water sitting in it when not being used.