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Old 05-24-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Pipe for above ground irrigation.


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I want to lay down a water pipe going from the spigot at the front of my house to the far back end of my back yard. Most of the pipe will be running along a behind a picket fence (100 ft) but a portion of the pipe on the south side of the house (30 to 40 ft) will be exposed to direct sunlight.

The question is can I use 3/4 sch40 pvc pipe and lay it along the ground edged on the side of the house?

I wanted to plant shrubs on the very back but the existing sprinkler does not water back there.

If not sch40 pvc then what can I use? Suggestions please. Thanks.


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Old 05-24-2018, 07:24 PM   #2
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Don't see why not. PVC is cheap. When it freezes and splits or cracks years from now from UV rays.... not a big deal to replace it. Just make sure you have a garden hose type vacuum breaker or backflow preventer valve on that line. JMO
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If you have a cellar, why not install another hose bib in the back?
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I've had a 50 ft. garden hose buried a couple inched deep doing just about what you are trying to accomplish. I buried it so the mower didn't interfere. I usually blow it out for the winter months but if I forget no big deal, it's kind of rubber like and doesn't break. It's served well for at least 10 years.
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Placing into ground would have been best but I want to minimize the work for myself. I would clamp the pipe on the cedar fence posts spaced 8ft apart. The pvc pipe should hopefully hold up to gas trimmers when the lawn is mowed.

The pipe would be almost hidden by the shrubs as well. So Im not too worried with the aesthetics of this plan.


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I've had a 50 ft. garden hose buried a couple inched deep doing just about what you are trying to accomplish. I buried it so the mower didn't interfere. I usually blow it out for the winter months but if I forget no big deal, it's kind of rubber like and doesn't break. It's served well for at least 10 years.





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