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Old 04-07-2006, 03:43 PM
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Seems like the year for huge price increases.......

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
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:16 PM
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There is still a lot of high-priced polyethylene resin in the supply line, and it will be a while before things shake out.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:50 PM
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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.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:51 PM
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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?
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:10 PM
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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.
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:26 PM
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Are Febco backflow preventers made out of resin as well.....sheeeeeesh!
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:29 PM
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Are Febco backflow preventers made out of resin as well.....sheeeeeesh!
It costs a lot to ship them from China
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:29 PM
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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
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:33 PM
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Saw in one of the trade rags, that Watts has purchased Febco...fwiw...

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Old 04-09-2006, 12:08 PM
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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.
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