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rlaurent79 08-10-2010 10:21 AM

3/4" vs 1" pvc
I am running a water line from my house to a hydrant in a shed, the distance is about 250'. Should I use 3/4 or 1 pvc?


Alan 08-10-2010 09:12 PM

If you want to POSSIBLY tap anything else into it in the future it isn't a bad idea to upsize.

rlaurent79 08-10-2010 09:48 PM

Would there be any see able flow difference?

Alan 08-10-2010 10:31 PM

If you're just using a single hose bibb on it for now, you won't notice any difference, but depending on what you may or may not tap into it in the future, you may or may not notice.

Price the difference between 3/4" and 1" ;)

plumberinlaw 08-11-2010 12:32 AM

because of friction loss over a 250' run, go bigger

LateralConcepts 08-11-2010 08:42 AM

I would use 1" poly rather than PVC. With PVC in a 250' run you'll have at least 25 joints. That's a lot to bury.

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