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Old 03-12-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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In looking at an online vendor, Orbit, they recommend using poly pipe from the main zone feeds from the valve to the zones. I assume that other than the traditional black poly, one can use the newer pex pipe. If yes, Is poly the better way versus traditional PVC?

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Poly is easier to use than PVC. Just unroll it and go. PEX might be overkill and expensive at larger diameters.

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Poly is easier to use than PVC. Just unroll it and go. PEX might be overkill and expensive at larger diameters.
Thanks, I just did a price compare and sch 40 PVC came out cheaper.
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Don't forget about your installation labor. You can pull the poly with a ditch witch vs. digging trenches. Plus fewer fittings and less gluing.
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Don't forget about your installation labor. You can pull the poly with a ditch witch vs. digging trenches. Plus fewer fittings and less gluing.
Its a system for the MIL, her son and I will be doing. His dad was a commercial plumber and builder. Son is now in commercial building. We are the labor, planning to make quick work with a trencher.

Thanks for the input, I assumned that the poly would be way less.

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