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Old 02-02-2009, 04:51 PM
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If you do use non-nsf poly, you stick with a very short list of companies you can trust. Oil Creek and Charter are two names I'd put on that list. Not Endot. (and oddly enough, Endot makes NSF tubing I've not had problems with)

And you still don't use any non-nsf for pressurized mainlines. Not worth it.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:00 PM
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Only pikers use poly.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:07 PM
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Poly Pullers are Irrigation Rulers.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:11 PM
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Poly Pullers are Irrigation Rulers.
For service work, I'd agree.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:27 PM
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Nothing like having to dig up twenty feet of split PVC that cracked in the cold, as the frozen soil shifted.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:45 PM
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Nothing like having to dig up twenty feet of split PVC that cracked in the cold, as the frozen soil shifted.
Using sch 40, 711 glue & primer and proper backfill; what's the big deal?
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:07 PM
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Like you see sch 40 and 'proper backfill' on cheapo systems.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:15 PM
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Like you see sch 40 and 'proper backfill' on cheapo systems.
Oh, and cheap ass poly rather than 200 psi is not used back east?
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:57 PM
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Even utility poly survives soil shifts.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:57 PM
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I actually have a customer who's a plastics engineer. Started and ran a big poly factory in Edmonton that Dow or some big outfit took over. Made high quality poly, CSA (our NSF). He says PVC is a dirty word in his house, hates the brittleness etc. I should get him on here to opine. I use PVC and poly (drip and micro). There have been some changes in the last year. Not sure what's going on, but I've definitely gotten some different stuff lately. Haven't had any problems, but my mainlines are all Sch. 40 anyways, and I always use Senninger to knock the pressure right down for drip or micro.
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