I am demolishing my house and building a new house. I want to keep the
irrigation system going, so I was going to run a temporary main feed above
ground away from the house around the perimeter of the lot. I live in
Florida so the pipe will be exposed to intense sunlight at times. The new
construction won't be completed for 12-14 months maybe even a little more.
The pipe is 1 1/2" Sch 40. Will it hold up in the sun for that length of
time? Any alternatives? Thanks in advance.
what about using a roll of black plactic pipe...may be cheaper even if
you have to replace it. Plus it would be way more flexible if a
machine driver "got outta bounds"
You'll be fine for that short an exposure.....
a couple questions
is this going to be new pipe or is it used?
Are you going to re-use the pipe after construction?
Painting the pipe with a latex paint will protect it.
here is a short report on the topic
it reinforces my experience...pipe becomes "brittle" ie impact
resistance reduced but it takes a few years
I've got a crappy sprinkler manifold installation (white PVC..not the
good grey stuff) haven't gotten around to re-doing it....been in
service since 1980, west side of the house in SoCal, full sun everyday
for half the day.
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