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poly pipes question

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by silvercvic, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. silvercvic

    silvercvic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I was wondering if there is a limit on how long a poly line should be run, rather than dig across 20 ft of grass, is it possible to use poly over PVC?

    Also, would it be possible to run PVC -to- poly -to- PVC?
  2. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,267

    1. Your fine
    2. Poly to PVC your fine if on a mainline use a master
  3. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    You could run poly to pvc a hundred times it wouldn't make a difference, I am assuming a residential so just keep the pipe sizes the same.
  4. silvercvic

    silvercvic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    do they have 1" poly?

    Is there a secret pro method in pulling poly, or do you recommend just trenching?
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,673

    They have all sizes of poly
  6. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    Around here (and location dictates an awful lot), we just plow poly in the ground. In fact, we don't use PVC on residential systems at all. I'd use poly on commercial, but by the time you get to 2", it is about 3x the cost of PVC; at 1", the cost is pretty much the same.
  7. kozmo

    kozmo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Are you referring to funny pipe rather then poly I don't under stand the digging part oris it just a pulling issue.
  8. silvercvic

    silvercvic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    For the 20ft part, I meant funny pipe.
  9. kozmo

    kozmo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I'm not a big advocate of funny pipe although it dose serve its purpose, in certain instances. 20ft i would not let my guys do. when it comes to maintenance later on it can be annoying. Having funny pipe connection 20ft away is not my idea of fun when looking for a clog from a breached line.
  10. silvercvic

    silvercvic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    As far as a tool as a pipe puller, how does one of those things work?

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