Aug 062011
Galvanized sprinkler pipe

iScaper rating – 2 stars ★★ Click on the image to see an enlarged view. Galvanized pipe is actually steel pipe that has been coated with a layer of zinc to help prohibit corrosion. Almost all galvanized pipe is connected with the use of threaded fittings. Corrosion and chemical deposits accumulate inside galvanized and reduce […]

Aug 052011
Wheeler 5290 Plastic Pipe Cutter

iScaper rating – 5 stars ★★★★★ Ratcheting PVC pipe cutter that provides quick cuts on Schedule 40 PVC, ABS, Vinyl, Poly, and tubing. Can cut pipe sizes from 1/8″ through 1-1/2″. This is a great pipe cutter. I have tried cheaper pipe cutters from the home improvement stores and they never compare to this pipe […]

Jul 312011
PVC Class 200 sprinkler pipe

iScaper rating – 3 stars ★★★ PVC (PolyVinylChloride) Class 200 sprinkler pipe has many of the advantages that PVC Schedule 40 sprinkler pipe does. The ease of attaching fittings and strength compared to weight are a couple. Like PVC Schedule 40 pipe it comes in 20′ lengths and has a bell end on one end […]

Jul 272011
PVC Schedule 40 Pipe

iScaper rating – 5 stars ★★★★★ PVC (PolyVinylChloride) is the preferred pipe in most sprinkler systems. Its greater strength, the ease of attaching fittings, and high pressure operating capabilities are just a few reasons. Most PVC pipe comes in lengths of 20′ and one end of the pipe has a bell end that can be […]

Jul 262011
Funny Pipe

iScaper rating – 5 stars ★★★★★ Swing pipe, funny pipe, 1/2″ sprinkler head tubing, and flex pipe are a few of the names for this tubing. The word I would use is fantastic. Before funny pipe came onto the market the only way to reposition sprinkler heads was a tedious exercise of pipe cutting, inserting […]

Jul 262011
Flow, Velocity, & Friction Loss

The volume of flow in a sprinkler system is measured in gallons per minute (gpm) in the US, and in liters per second (L/s) metrically. The velocity of flow is measured in linear feet per second (ft/s), meters per hour (m³/h), or liters per minute (l/m). Flow in pipe is always accompanied by friction loss […]