Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9
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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by mindless06795 Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Used this to replace a 5 foot section of drainage pipe coming from my house for the gutters. Dug up the old pipe and place this one down. It cut really easy and looks like it will work very well. I would recommend to anyone looking to replace or install outside drainage.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dock Great product, good quality and cheap in price
I read the one review that was not good but still decided to purchase this item anyway considering the alternatives, cheap, black corrigated pipe I already had or the expensive plumbers schedule 40 pipe. This pipe was around half the cost of schedule 40, it is actually schedule 35, not far off in thickness. I had a very heavy Home Depot employee stand on this pipe in the store and it did not bend. This pipe is very rigid. They do sell all the fittings you will need and they glue on with the standard PVC cement and primer. The only bad thing I can say about this product is, if you do want to glue your fittings, watch out for the installed coupler that comes on each pipe. It is very deep and very loose fitting. It will NOT glue. I choose to cut each one of the molded on couplers off and glued on regular couplers and had no problem. If you do not want to glue your pipes, they do fit together fine and work MUCH better than black corrigated pipe. It has a smooth finish inside so nothing can get caught on it to clog. I'm going to replace all my black corrigated pipes with this product!
August 1, 2012
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pinkmoody Great for many uses
I used these as low-head, minimal cover driveway culverts and they worked very well at that purpose as they are very strong and resilient pipes. Will buy more when ready to connect added bath to septic tank and gray-water sources to holding pond for irrigation re-use.
September 17, 2013