Many types of piping are available for irrigation systems, but PVC Schedule 40, Pressure-rated PVC, and black roll pipe are suitable for this use. Drain, waste and vent (DWV) PVC is not suitable due to a low pressure rating. Other piping types are either too expensive or too difficult to work with in the landscape No matter what tubing size you choose for your irrigation needs, Thomas stresses the need to book flexible plastic pipe with your supplier as soon as possible.. If you haven’t booked it, you need to get it booked, because we faced a shortage last year as the dry weather increased the demand for plastic pipe. Also, with the price of petroleum so high, I wouldn’t make a bet that the manufacturers are going to produce extra pipe that hasn’t already been booked by farmers.
They are usually made from PVC or polyethylene hose and should be buried below ground because they easily degrade when exposed to direct solar radiation. Lateral pipes are usually 13-32 mm diameter. Emitters or drippers are devices used to control the discharge of water from the lateral to the plants. Most irrigation tube installations should include placement of an air vent 10 feet from the discharge pipe as well as on high spots
Types Irrigation Pipes
A network of pipes supplying water to drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation consists of the following elements:
- Primary Pipe.
- Secondary Pipe.
- Tertiary Pipe.
- Transmitter Porta Pipe.
The diameter of the pipes depends on the flow that has to be supplied, so the transmitter porta pipes will have a smaller diameter and primary pies will be much larger.
Prices of Field Irrigation Pipe