Connecting PVC to a poly pipe is not as difficult as it sounds at first. This post uses infographics and a video to demonstrate how to connect PVC to Poly pipe. Such connections are sometimes required for garden irrigation. Most domestic outdoor water lines are PVC pipes, which normally do not bend much. Poly pipes are becoming popular for irrigation DIY because they bend well and they are easy to handle.
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Our PVC line is a 3/4″ pipe. This has to be extended to our backyard to setup sprinklers and drips. Hardware stores sell PVC pipes as 10 ft long pipes. We need ten of these 10 ft PVC pipes to cover around 100 ft from the connection valve to the end of our backyard. It is hard to glue each 10 ft PVC with the next one. Moreover, the trench we dug was not straight given that we did not use a trencher.
We researched this problem a bit and learnt that there is another kind of pipe commonly called Poly pipes. Poly pipes are available in 100 ft rolls requiring no joint at all for our yard coverage. We finally purchased a 100 ft roll of 150 psi 3/4″ Poly pipe from Lowe’s. Home Depot did not have the 150 psi grade Poly pipe. Home Depot had 125 psi poly pipes, which should be good enough for backyard irrigation. I was just cautious given that the price difference between these grades is not much.
While the use of PVC cement to connect PVC pipes is very common, experts do not recommend glue in Poly pipes. Therefore, the question is, how will we connect PVC to the Poly pipe.
Other than the Poly pipe and the PVC line, we needed seven items: 3/4″ female adapter, 3/4″ male PVC connector, clamp, primer, PVC cement, PTFE seal tape, and a lighter. An infographic is worth a thousand words. Therefore, we have provided further details regarding the items in the following infographic. We have provided a printable PDF version of the image here.
How to connect PVC to Poly pipe
Once again, an infographic is worth a thousand words. This is why we have prepared the following infographic to illustrate the process. We have uploaded the same infographic as a printable PDF here.
A video demonstration of how to connect PVC to Poly pipe
A video is worth TEN thousand words. This is why we made a video to make sure that the process of connecting PVC to a Poly pipe is ten times clearer.
The process is pretty mundane for many people but not for us. We are so excited because everything about garden irrigation is quite new to us. We did not even know what a Poly pipe is a month ago. 🙂
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