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What is the most durable material for lawn sprinkler water pipes?

Plastic (PVC)
There is no significant difference.
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Question: What is the most durable material for lawn sprinkler water pipes?
Top Answer (90% of 55 votes): Plastic (PVC).

Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC plastic pipe is recommended. Over time plastic pipe in the ground does not break down and can always easily be repaired. Metal pipe becomes rusty and the rust builds up on the inside of the pipe and can drastically reduce pipe inside diameter thus causing a problem with water volume over time.
Berkshire Gardens Turf Services Inc
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: Most installers utilize PVC for irrigation installations. PVC is readily available, durable, and economical.
DIAMONDBACK Service Management
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC is more durable from a longgevity perspective. Metal rusts and decays. That said, PVC also can break easier. A professional can help with a hybrid system such as copper for specific application, PVC and poly for other parts.
Sprinkler Guy KC
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We use pvc!
Carroll Landscape & Irrigation
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: Schedule 40 but expect significant pressure loss
My Sprinkler Medic
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC and poly pipe are the most durable and reliable pipes.
Pro Cuts Lawn and Irrigation Service
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: Metal tends to corrode and can cause pressure and flow loss over time. Plastic is not only more durable, but is also less expensive
Colorado Sprinkler Service LLC
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC and Poly Pipe are both very durable. We use poly pipe for all residential installations in both cold and warm climates.
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC allows for flexibility during hot and cold climates.
Premier Lawn Care
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC or poly pipe. Poly pipe would not be economical however.
BlueMark Water
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC is by far the best as it does not rot like cast iron
Acme Sprinklers of Broward Inc
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: we use poly pipe
vetorinos landscaping and irrigation,llc
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: Out of the two answers given, it would have to be PVC, though most systems here in the Northeast are installed using a Poly pipe that is pulled through the ground with the use of a vibratory plow. I recommend that all piping leading out from the main water source to the backflow and down to the manifold be constructed using copper. PVC gets brittle, over time, when exposed to sunlight.
Intelligent Irrigation
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: PVC and poly pipe are the two different kinds of pipe we use underground. They are both durable but can be broken. Anything above ground is copper which is almost unbreakable.
Nuss Property Management
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: My company sells building fire sprinkler systems, not lawn sprinkler systems.
Answer: There is no significant difference.
Explanation: We use a 1 inch poly pipe for residential and 1/1/2 inch PVC for commercial property's. There is no difference in the durability
Stricklins Landscaping
Answer: Plastic (PVC)
Explanation: Metal is not standard and leaves the possibility of electralisis which decays pipes of metal. Pvc is proven to last longer although breaks easier under physical stress
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