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Old Friday 14th December 2018, 11:34
BenjaminThonas BenjaminThonas is offline  
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Garden irrigation system

I am putting in a system to the water garden. want to tap into the main line off of the well pump or hose bib on side of the house. I have 46 psi at the pressure tank. I'm going to T it, put a reducer to 3/4 inch since this is the brass garden valve sizes I'm finding. I'm familiar with the PVC to copper transition pieces.
My only question is what is the best material pipe to use out of the ground between the irrigation main line and the brass spigot? I understand PVC is not meant for above ground in the sun.
So my assumption is copper. But the plumber told me that the copper pipes at Home Depot that are sold in short lengths like 2 feet seem to have a very thin thickness to their walls. I fear they could easily be damaged. Should I use copper? Can I find it thicker and yet in short lengths? Are there no pipes of brass, with thick walls like the brass fittings?

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Old Friday 14th December 2018, 12:26
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Welcome to Gardner's Forum from Admin and the Moderators, Benjamin.

I can't help with your question, but maybe you could ask the plumber for some advice? I am not aware of what is available in Canada. Good luck.

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Old Tuesday 3rd August 2021, 20:18
SelmaAdam SelmaAdam is offline  
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Benjamin..Did you find a solution for this? Was thinking of changing the current system and I'd like to know what to do if I find myself in this.
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