Poly Pipe as a Feed?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by davefromnh, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. davefromnh

    davefromnh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I wonder if I can use 3/4" or 1" poly pipe as a feed to remote hose faucets?

    I have a border garden that runs around the periphery of my back and side yards, maybe 400 feet in length. I ran a 1" PVC irrigation feed out to the garden and installed a bunch of irrigation valves, each running to a bunch of spray heads in the garden.

    The thing is, I would like to install hose connections every 30 feet or so, to provide water for planting, or for a hose-end sprayer. I can install a T in the main feed (upstream of the valves) and then run my hose supply line around the back of the garden.

    I would hate to run a PVC supply line (too white, difficult to work into a curved garden). Rather, I would like to use poly irrigation pipe, and then T off of that as necessary. Can I trust the line not to burst? I run my system off a well, with system pressure of 35-40 psi.
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Sure, it's done all the time. However, for a run as long as 400', I'd go 1 1/4" or 1 1/2".
  3. davefromnh

    davefromnh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    O.K. then. I will give it a try.

    Thank you.

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