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Old 11-05-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Was helping my bro inlaw with his sprinkler system and he was running copper pipe to the PVC valves but burying the copper. I didn't think it was a good idea. Felt it will corrode quickly. Am I wrong?
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Copper is used all the time buried. If the soil's Ph is way off to one side or the other you could have some trouble. Usually the green patina that forms will halt further corrosion.
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Copper is used all the time buried. If the soil's Ph is way off to one side or the other you could have some trouble. Usually the green patina that forms will halt further corrosion.
really!? That's good to know. I guess I owe someone some beer! Thanks!
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I can not imagine any case where I would use copper in a sprinkler system. Main reasons why, way to expensive, it will burst if it freezes.
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I'm on Long Island NY, in Nassau County. He used copper on the feed portion coming out of the house and to the anti siphon valve. Then to the solenoid valve box under ground. All in all it was about 5ft of copper. I think he had it in his garage and wanted to use it up.
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PVC will burst too if it is not blown out at the end of the season.
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PVC will burst too if it is not blown out at the end of the season.
Yes. Learned that the hard way
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