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Ground Master
04-07-2006, 03:43 PM
Poly pipe has gone thru the roof. Paid .18 foot a month ago, now 2 different distributors sell it for .23 to .25 a foot!

So, I stop in home depot and there 100' roll is 12.07........I was tempted, but probably lower quality

Rainbird valve boxes were 16 or 17 last year, now 30.97

Wet_Boots
04-07-2006, 04:16 PM
There is still a lot of high-priced polyethylene resin in the supply line, and it will be a while before things shake out.

Flow Control
04-07-2006, 04:50 PM
Poly pipe has gone thru the roof. Paid .18 foot a month ago, now 2 different distributors sell it for .23 to .25 a foot!

So, I stop in home depot and there 100' roll is 12.07........I was tempted, but probably lower quality

Rainbird valve boxes were 16 or 17 last year, now 30.97


I feel your pain, you are not alone. :angry: :realmad: :angry: :realmad:

Flow Control
04-07-2006, 04:51 PM
There is still a lot of high-priced polyethylene resin in the supply line, and it will be a while before things shake out.

You seem to know a lot. What is your guestimate?

Wet_Boots
04-07-2006, 05:10 PM
I just googled up a couple of articles, and it all points to an expensive spring. Resin producers kept supplies low, as natural gas was falling from the post-Katrina high, and they're not falling over themselves to boost production and loosen up the market. I don't know what options the pipe manufacturers have, but to pay the going price for the material they use. And the cost of transport figures into this, as well.

SprinklerGuy
04-07-2006, 06:26 PM
Are Febco backflow preventers made out of resin as well.....sheeeeeesh!

Wet_Boots
04-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Are Febco backflow preventers made out of resin as well.....sheeeeeesh!It costs a lot to ship them from China :usflag:

BSME
04-08-2006, 11:29 PM
Are Febco backflow preventers made out of resin as well.....sheeeeeesh!

that was the first price increase I noticed.... $4 more for me this year

kerdog
04-08-2006, 11:33 PM
Saw in one of the trade rags, that Watts has purchased Febco...fwiw...

kerdog

Wet_Boots
04-09-2006, 12:08 PM
Saw in one of the trade rags, that Watts has purchased Febco...fwiw...Does that mean we will get a PVB that combines crummy O-ring poppet seals with easy-to-break plastic bonnets? I can hardly wait.

BSME
04-09-2006, 08:24 PM
haha... man boots... I almost detected a hint of sarcasm there

bicmudpuppy
04-11-2006, 07:17 AM
Does that mean we will get a PVB that combines crummy O-ring poppet seals with easy-to-break plastic bonnets? I can hardly wait.
Well, you didn't expect the BEST of both worlds now did you? If it costs them less and they can make us pay the price..................Yeah, be ready for the WORST of all worlds from the manufacturing end.

Keith
05-10-2006, 09:34 PM
Our Kaf-flex hose has gone way up in the last year. But why I am really digging this one up, did Rainbird just have a price increase, or did I get bumped a level or two on pricing? Noticed when I bought nozzles the other day they had jumped up about 10%.

bdb
05-11-2006, 09:51 PM
Our Kaf-flex hose has gone way up in the last year. But why I am really digging this one up, did Rainbird just have a price increase, or did I get bumped a level or two on pricing? Noticed when I bought nozzles the other day they had jumped up about 10%.

You got it...May 1st 5% to 10% increase. That two increases sin 1-1-06 and rumor is thats not the last. I think they have to make up for the 5004 prices. They lowered them last year and that is the only thing that has stayed the same.:hammerhead:

bdb
05-11-2006, 10:05 PM
Poly pipe has gone thru the roof. Paid .18 foot a month ago, now 2 different distributors sell it for .23 to .25 a foot!

So, I stop in home depot and there 100' roll is 12.07........I was tempted, but probably lower quality

Rainbird valve boxes were 16 or 17 last year, now 30.97


How does your butt feel? .18 is still more then here now. We are getting it here way cheaper! But I do know a guy that bought some from Menards and it split. You cut out the split and put in a coupler and it would split when you put in the coupler. What kind and brand are you using? 80psi utility HDPE (.14/ft) 100psi utility HDPE(.165/ft) And 80psi HDPE life time (geeen stripe) 80psi (.165/ft)

As for boxes (12L x 17W x 8H) we use orbit for residential and pay about 12 bucks for them.

Keith
05-12-2006, 12:17 AM
You got it...May 1st 5% to 10% increase. That two increases sin 1-1-06 and rumor is thats not the last. I think they have to make up for the 5004 prices. They lowered them last year and that is the only thing that has stayed the same.:hammerhead:

Hmmm, good point. My supply house did tell me the 5004's were under 7 bucks the last time I asked.