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Old 03-23-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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In looking at some Orbit sprinkler plans, they say to connect the sprinkler heads via the use of 1/2 inch flex pipe.

Do they suggest this just because it gives you more flexibility in locating the final head position? or is there possibly some code reason?

I dont understand why you just cant go from pvc supply to a pvc elbow and then the sprinkler head, or can you?

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The flex does give you flexibility for the head placement. You can go straight with PVC. It's just harder to get the final grade right.

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Having the short section of flexible pipe also presents breaking the main PVC line if someone hits the sprinkler head hard with a riding mower or something similar. If the head is direct connected to the PVC any such blow would likely break the PVC and cause a major problem to repair.
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