I’ve started purchasing supplies for my DIY sprinkler system. A couple of the fittings weren’t stocked at my local Loew’s but after staring at the PVC wall until I though my eyeballs would pop out, a Loew’s "associate" finally took pity on me and helped me out with some effective substitutes.
My question has to do with this flex pvc pipe that you recommend. I want to make sure that I purchase the correct item. They had a couple of rolls of Orbit’s flex pvc but unfortunately it was only 1/2" so I started wandering to the next aisle and found these rolls of Silver-Line coiled pipe but it didn’t seem very flexible at all. Hard as a rock actually but it was dirt cheap at $14/100ft roll! The Orbit stuff seemed a bit softer but not by much. What do you think about the flexpvc product-line? It’s more expensive but it seems more pliable. Any thoughts? Anyone? Bueller? Fry?
I’ve seen that coiled piping before. When I first when to buy materials for my system, I wondered how it would work. It is certainly cheaper, but I decided to go with what I knew would work. If you decide to try it out, I’d be interested in how it works.
I’ve never seen the FlexPVC product line, but my first impression isn’t good. I can’t see any benefit gained from the extra cost; the stuff I bought from Lowe’s was plenty pliable when left out in the sun for a bit. I actually didn’t have that much trouble using it even when used in cold whether.
Lastly, if you prefer using 1/2" PVC to 3/4", it would probably work fine. I went with 3/4" just to be sure I could get the flow I needed, but if you have high enough water pressure, I bet 1/2" would be sufficient.
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