poly star pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrigation man, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Wet_Boots

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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.
     
  2. Mike Leary

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    Only pikers use poly.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

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    Poly Pullers are Irrigation Rulers.
     
  4. Mike Leary

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    For service work, I'd agree.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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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.
     
  6. Mike Leary

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    Using sch 40, 711 glue & primer and proper backfill; what's the big deal?
     
  7. Wet_Boots

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    Like you see sch 40 and 'proper backfill' on cheapo systems.
     
  8. Mike Leary

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    Oh, and cheap ass poly rather than 200 psi is not used back east?
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    Even utility poly survives soil shifts.
     
  10. Mad Estonian

    Mad Estonian LawnSite Senior Member
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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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