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french drain pipe

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by woodlawnservice, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've just never seen perforated solid pipe..
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  2. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lol you know what I meant.. solid is solid, perforated is perforated. I meant hard perforated pipe.... such as sewer pipe.. sdr35 and such
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  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I use this behind walls and around a house with gravel covering it
    You get this in sd35

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  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    We only use that ^^^ in leech fields (ie let water out). Perforated has slits in it..
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  5. Green_Will

    Green_Will LawnSite Member
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    I installed several French Drains last year using the perf. pipe in the pic. I chose the SD Perf over corrugated for a couple reasons.... 1. The PVC downspout adapter looks better than black plastic. 2. Much more difficult to crush or tear. I have dug up a bunch of corrugated pipe on hardscape installs. The pipe is either crushed or you cut it with your shovel 98% of the time.

    You only really need glue on the couplers and even then is optional. The pieces fit tight, and running with the "bells" down you are good to go for straight shots.
     
  6. Green_Will

    Green_Will LawnSite Member
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    One other thing I considered was that dead leaves and debris will sometimes sneak through the gutter guards and drain cages and into your drain system... Clean out of corrugated is no bien.
     

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