I recently moved into a house with a lawn genie irrigation system. The sprinkler valves and control panel are above ground against the side of the house.
I have noticed some small leaks that I want to address, plus some areas of the yard where the PVC pipes have risen to the surface and are no longer underground.
I have done quite a bit of research into replacing the valves, and I am quite happy to unearth the PVC pipes to eliminate all leaks. However, with the temp in Phoenix hitting 120F this weekend I know that it will be a hellish job!
I got to thinking this morning, and have not been able to find an answer - Is it possible to run the PVC pipes on top of the ground, against the yard wall, so that they are easily accessible in the future, and don't become a trip hazard, as mine are now? Thus eliminating the horrific job of re-digging trenches for them?
Anything i've ever seen on it says there's a certain amount of degrading from uv rays, but painting it with any exterior paint is supposed to stop that, also to use the thicker wall pipe for above grade, i think it's schedule 40.