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bigslick7878
06-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Instead of using the standard pipe I have seen some use PVC with holes drilled in it.

My question is how many holes per foot do you need to drill? And where in relation to the ground?At the bottom,top..sides..all of the above?

Bru75
06-17-2009, 11:28 PM
I think the pipe you have seen comes with the holes already in it.

bigslick7878
06-17-2009, 11:44 PM
I think the pipe you have seen comes with the holes already in it.

They don't make any pre drilled with holes that I am aware of.

Bru75
06-18-2009, 12:07 AM
They make it, I've used it.

Mid-Ohio Scaper
06-18-2009, 12:11 AM
Yeah they make it, it's the same stuff they use for leach fields.

bigslick7878
06-18-2009, 12:13 AM
Where can you get it at?

I assume you are referring to this...

http://www.horizononline.com/products/showproduct.phtml/RP40

Bru75
06-18-2009, 12:16 AM
I got it at a local plumbing supply store.
Found this online if it helps: www.acehardwareoutlet.com/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU=43300
(Hope the link works)

bigslick7878
06-18-2009, 12:19 AM
I got it at a local plumbing supply store.
Found this online if it helps: www.acehardwareoutlet.com/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU=43300
(Hope the link works)

Nice,have an Ace right around the corner.

They have that pipe in store??

Mid-Ohio Scaper
06-18-2009, 12:20 AM
Have you tried ADS?

Check it out.......
http://www.ads-pipe.com/en/product.asp?productID=294

soopa
06-18-2009, 07:21 AM
you can get perforated pvc anywhere, including home depot and lowes.

and the holes face down, not up.

DVS Hardscaper
06-18-2009, 08:24 AM
The pipe with holes is called:

Perforated Schedule 20 PVC

bigslick7878
06-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Thanks guys,of all the times I have been in HD or Lowes never noticed it in the plumbing section.

soopa
06-18-2009, 01:58 PM
Thanks guys,of all the times I have been in HD or Lowes never noticed it in the plumbing section.

In the larger stores they're usually outside in the landscaping section, same place as corrugated pipe.

bigslick7878
06-18-2009, 01:59 PM
In the larger stores they're usually outside in the landscaping section, same place as corrugated pipe.

That could be why I never noticed it.

The standard perforated is inside.

DVS Hardscaper
06-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Thanks guys,of all the times I have been in HD or Lowes never noticed it in the plumbing section.


Yeah, one doesn't typically find pipe in the appliance department......

bigslick7878
06-18-2009, 04:44 PM
Yeah, one doesn't typically find pipe in the appliance department......

The HD around me has an entire section of PVC and drainage pipe and fittings ....no appliances.

DVS Hardscaper
06-18-2009, 06:39 PM
The HD around me has an entire section of PVC and drainage pipe and fittings ....no appliances.


umm......that was kinda my point............

cbass139
06-18-2009, 07:59 PM
could you further explain your reasoning for the holes down i have installed drainage with holes up believing that by pitching your pipe and allowing the water to drain into the pipe and having the solid half of the pipe carry the runoff was the proper installation..

Bru75
06-18-2009, 08:17 PM
could you further explain your reasoning for the holes down i have installed drainage with holes up believing that by pitching your pipe and allowing the water to drain into the pipe and having the solid half of the pipe carry the runoff was the proper installation..

If the holes are up, then the water has to rise to the level of the holes before being carried away.

mzgloves20
06-26-2009, 12:10 AM
Here is how I always explain the holes down (correct) method.

The easy way to visualize the water going in the pipe is this, I think.

You are not hoping for the water to luckily fall in the holes of the pipe if it were facing up. Gravity pulls the water to the lowest point (base of wall). So, once at the lowest level, the accumulated water (level) will begin to rise and enter the holes in the pipes that are turned downward (lowest level thing again). There is much less resisitance in the pipe then in the gravel/dirt, so the water will move freely inside the pipe to its lowest point or exit. Cool huh?