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Pipe question

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by BrandonV, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,220

    gents I have a question. I'm bidding huge project mostly just for fun. Its an athletic complex w/ football field, 2 soccer fields, and 2 baseball fields. If for some reason I snagged it I'd love it, but not expecting anything with all the "hungry" irrigatiors/ contractors out there now. Mainly just bidding to see where I fall. But anyways, going over the specs the designer has all "class 200" pipe. Now I've seen it in 1" and 1.5" but have never seen 2" and 3" does is exist??? Why would you use it anyways? pikers. Oh and if for some reason I do snag it, CSRotor you have an open invitation to come plant around 150 rainbird 7005s (if I can't talk them into hunter)
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,220

    also if there is a way to dig up purp I'd love to hear from him.
  3. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Yes it is available, almost more so than SCH40, and yes it is commonly used around here. I use it for service/repair; guess Im a piker.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,677

    Class pipe is actually thicker than sch 40 when you get into the large sizes.
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Yes, it is available. I would use it. It will become more expensive when you get into the larger pipe sizes are the wall of the pipe will be thicker, thus leading to more materials needed for the pipe. But someone correct me if I am wrong, the break-even point on class vs sch is 6" or 8" or something like that? If there is any 1/2" pipe it will go down to class 315. Not possible to make a class 200 1/2" that i know of.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,677

    I think you could, but no one in their right mind should buy it. Kind of like non-NSF 80 psi poly pipe ~ too thin for comfort.
  7. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    I understand the advantages of both thin (class) and thick (sch.). If I want to install a bullet and shovel-pic axe- telephone installer who spades in his drop I would want to use sch 40. But with class installed correctley (meaning its buried past 8") you have at least the advantage of more flow. I dont like the idea of using ALL class. I have installed 2" Class as a main line at Smith MTN Lake. I needed the size for flow.
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    :: packs bags and leave them by door::
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,220

    that's the main reason we use sch40 that and you can go back 25 years later (like my father has) install a new zone and not shatter the pipe like class 200 does.

    thanks for the replies guys, feel better now. Honestly don't see much of it around here, we use pretty much sch 40 so it was a little outside of my comfort area, but I always upsize my pipe so where you'd use a 1" pr200 I'd use 1.25 sch40
  10. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    I visited your website. Seems like you do it all, but you dont know it all? Jack of all trades? Let me know. Theres a JDL in High Point to help you. And at a time like this, bidding for fun may be a joke to you, but not to everyone else.....

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