Polyhouse pipes and greenhouses pipes are indispensable tools to the growing industry. They allow farmers to extend their seasons. And grow crops in places where they would normally not be able to do so.
In order to be most efficient with this technology. However, farmers need to have the proper materials in place. Including greenhouse or polyhouse pipes.
Choosing these pipes can be difficult without the right tips and tricks. This is why we have put it together. A guide to help you choose the right kind of greenhouse or polyhouse pipe for your needs.
How to select the right GI pipe
To figure out what size of pipe you need, you first need to understand that standard rigid pipes come in half-inch increments.
For example, 4 inch, 6 inch and 8-inch pipes are all standard sizes.
If your greenhouse requires a special diameter. Or if you’re ordering something other than 4′′, 6′′ or 8′′ wide pipe. Chances are high that what you need is a special or non-standard size.
Special diameters start at 10′′ up to 72′′ with custom fabricated items available starting at 72′′.
So for example, you could order 2 x 2 feet pieces up to 72′′ long. Using 3⁄4 EMT or 1 1⁄2 ′′ EMT at any length.
NOTE: A few people call standard size STD but most people use SDR. Which stands for Standard Diameter Rigid PVC Pipe.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is a rigid plastic pipe that is popularly used in residential and commercial plumbing applications. With their smooth, seamless exterior walls. PVC pipes, often preferred by those who value good looks over price.
When it comes to flexibility and strength, they’re better than comparable metal pipes. Like iron and copper as well as other plastic pipes like ABS and HDPE. This doesn’t mean PVC pipes can’t get damaged.