Only for PVC users?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by gusbuster, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Had to run to Home crapo last sunday to get a part that I needed working on a friends home here in Stockton. Happened to walk by were all the pvc pipes were being sold. The price caught my eye.

    20 ft sch 40 pipe, 2.23. Heck, my supplier is selling it for 4.40.

    Sign of the times? Overstocked?

    Just trying to figure out if this is a fluke or just the store trying to move some product.
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,173

    I know the poly pipe at HD is NOT the same as the stuff I get at Ewing or the other suppliers. More brittle. I won't touch it even though it is cheaper.
  3. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Hows the quality of HD pvc pipe?

    I know the poly they buy is usually the cheapest crapola off some slow boat from somewhere
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,903

    Do they actually sell them in 20' sections?

    I notice they are always cut and just look really ugly
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,004

    Sch 40 can get brittle siting in the sun; I always spec'd fresh pipe.
  6. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Haven't bought any HD pipe in a long time, but when the market gets crazy, they often don't "keep up". Their pricing is based on inventory. They tend to carry more sch pipe vs class pipe. Your local ACE will be the same situation. If pipe prices have climbed recently, and you don't need more than a stick or two, you can often get a bargain at the hardware store.
  7. mowerman111

    mowerman111 LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. GreenLight

    GreenLight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    I have never been in a home depot that sells 20 ft pvc pieces...That being said, I very rarely use schedule 40 pipe. Class 200 does just fine down here.
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,903

    bah. I hope you install it DEEP!
  10. GreenLight

    GreenLight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    No deeper than normal. We are generally 12 inches on our trenches, but the bottom line is schedule 40 is simply not necessary down here for 95 percent of the residential jobs. In fact, John Deere and Ewing here carry Class 200 at a ratio of about 10:1 over schedule 40 in Birmingham. You would never be able to compete with competition installing 1000 feet of schedule 40 on a 8 zone residential job when EVERYBODY else is using 200 and beating you on pipe costs almost 3 - 1. Luxury of being in a climate that doesn't have long periods of time with really hard freezes I suppose.

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