Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Garzafarm Hydroponic garden.
I purchased these pipes for my hydroponic garden and they worked very very well. PVC PVC glue does not work very well on these pipes. I ended up using flexible couplings to seal the pipes on the ends with a cap and in the center.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HorseRancher Not for pressure
I have used this pipe several times. You have to remember this pipe is not for a pressure system. It is a drain pipe. I glue and screw the fittings. It does not mater if the fitting leaks a little bit. My downspouts are connected to it. Then the water flows to where I want it. I put a gravel bed under it and then over it. If you are trying to use it as a French drain then you purchase the pipe with the holes in it. If you want to carry water to another area, then use the solid. Great product.. Better then the coiled pipe, easier to run the grade, (slope) of the pipe. You dig the trench back fill with gravel to maintain the slope, lay the pipe, cover with gravel, if you want to pick up the water in the trench or are using the trench to help with the drain system, Cover the gravel with landscape fabric, backfill with the native soil, (dirt). You are done. Good Luck. I will be buying again. I have a lot of French drains to do.
March 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by doit2maro Does not seal to 4" fittings
Just installed 130' of this pipe to run 4 downspouts off property.
Make sure you dig your trenches either straight or at the exact angles of the fittings. If you think you can get this pipe to bend even a little you will just break the "Y" or whatever fitting you connect to. As I connected one downspout to a 90 degree fitting it began to rain. No matter what I did I could not stop the drip, drip, drip, of the connection from the 90 to the pipe. I'm sure the vast majority of the water will stay inside the pipe, but I wish they would provide a water tight seal instead of a dirt tight pipe.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarlB Vertical Garden
I installed a vertical garden over the Memorial Holiday weekend on our side yard (facing east), I drilled 2" holes on both sides of the pipe with 6" spacing and I cut the pipes to 92"and filled with Miraclegrow. I plan on planning more strawberries, lettuce, peas, basil etc, with the 10 pipes we have 140 plant positions (see attached pics),
this product is very easy to work with and rigid enough to stand up to my needs, (we tested one pipe for 3 weeks and we have red, yellow and green pepper growing with strawberries at the bottom.
May 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Landscaper Much better than that throw-away corrugated black plastic
I have used this numerous times and my only concern was the inability of the pipe to accept glue. You need the lighter weight fittings and then all the fittings are relatively tight. I add Gorilla Glue Tape around the fittings just for extra security. All my drainage is underground so nothing will come apart anyway because they are held in place by pressure. Speaking of pressure this product does not crush or fall apart like the black corrugated and can handle significant weight. I have dug up the old stuff black corrugated stuff and found cracks, crushed and once found a line cut in half by an irrigation contractor and he did not even know he cut it. Latest project was a french drain using both the pipe with the predrilled holes and the solid pipe. Happy with the end product.
May 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Swift Lack of Seal
Attempted to use this self locking pipe to run water from house to garden. Took an hour to find the piping since the website said they had over 100 pieces. Turns out it was outside. Told store rep what I wanted to do and he said it would work fine. He said to use standard PVC glue along with coworker, but after assembling over $200 of product, I don't think one joint sealed. Placed lots of glue on both parts each time. Joints appeared too loose and never seemed to lock. Website did not recommend type of glue. After failure, discovered on the "accessories" section a low VOC adhesive which might work, but is not good for pressure and even it did was not in any of the 5 nearest stores - would take a week at best to get delivery. Why is Home Deport stocking this pipe without its proper glue? The pipe appears to be of good value.
April 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ATinvent Wish the older product were still available
I've used 4" drainage pipe for many projects on my property and value its light weight, low cost, and easy to install fittings. This new 4" pipe with the ribbed exterier irratates me. As stated by another reviewer, the factory installed couplers have a sloppy fit and don't bond well with PVC cement. The ribbed exterier in general is poorer at making intimate seals with PVC fittings. I wish the older unribbed pipe were still available. I also think Home Depot made a bad arrangement with Advanced Drainage Systems agreeing to print a long paragraph of hype about this company in every product description. Product descriptions should discuss the product and its functionality.
September 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edb2012 Agree with Person from Charlotte
When it was suggested to buy an outdoor drainage pipe, Jerry suggested that I buy this one (but without the holes because the one with the holes can bring insects and branches into the pipe). I spent about 2 hours looking at all the fixtures that can attach to the pipe and even. put them on the pipes. I had no problem with most them. The ones that worked with the pipe I bought along with the pipe. Bending ... well, I wasn't planning on bending the pipe, especially when I was going to pour concrete over it. Jerry knew the purpose of my project before suggesting this pipe. I am not planning on putting 4 inches of concrete on top of the pipe ... just maybe 1 inch. Lets see what happens.
September 6, 2012