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Location: Eastern WA

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 12:52am

Main line PSI rating

I have 60 PSI static pressure and 11 GPM. Initially I was going with 160 PSI 1 1/4" poly for main line. Then while putting an order at local supply store the guy talked me into 100 PSI pipe saying I will be fine with it. They didn't have 160 PSI in stock.
Is 100 PSI rated poly pipe safe bet in my situation?

mike1059

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Location: portland or.

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 1:40am

psi rating

Although I prefer pvc myself, as long as there is no risk of excessive pressure surges a 100 psi rated line should be fine.

Wet_Boots

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 3:23am

Above one-inch, you more likely see PVC for a main, if it's under continuous 24/7 pressure.

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Location: Eastern WA

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 10:06am

As far as I know pressure is pretty stable around here. I might check out one other store.

PVC even for deep freezes?

Wet_Boots

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 3:13pm

Is this line to be continuously pressured?

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Location: Eastern WA

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 3:18pm

Is this line to be continuously pressured?

yes

Wet_Boots

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 6:38pm

depending on what kind of water hammer you will have, you might want to see if you can get 125 psi poly, just to have some wiggle room

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Sunday, August 14th 2011, 6:47pm

Thanks, might as well check out other place.

Mitchgo

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Location: Seattle

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 7:43pm

we use 200 psi poly for our mains and 100 psi poly for our lats. pvc manifolds

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Location: Eastern WA

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Monday, August 15th 2011, 8:43pm

I just found some 160 PSI pipe today and yes I got 100 PSI poly for laterals :)
Lets the work begin! Hey, I drilled the hole in the house to route pipe from the basement outside!

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