Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lippy Cerex Is BETTER than Corex!
Once again, I went to the Redding Home Depot to pick up my order of 2 lengths of 20’ X 8” Corrugated “Corex”; (SKU: # 203298676)(Store SKU # was “0” online?) Drain Pipe and 2 Lengths of 20’ X 8” “Cerex” (SKU: #100147652.) Drain Pipe. The “Corex” Drain pipe is described in the catalog item description as having a “product Weight of 60LB.” and an “Outside Diameter of 10.5”Wheras the “Cerex” Drain Pipe is described as having a “product weight of 21.2 LB” with an “Outside Diameter of 9.5”. I had in a previous order (2 weeks ago), of “Corex”; found the delivered “COREX” Pipe to Have an actual weight of 20LB (using a spring scale). I also found the “Corex” to have an actual outside diameter of 9.5”. I had ordered the “Corex” (sight unseen) because I felt I wanted the ‘strongest’ and the ‘best’; even though, the “Corex” Pipe was almost double the price of the “Cerex” Pipe! I sent the entire first order of “Corex” back, as I believed they had sent me the “Cerex” , without the “netting”, and nobody at Home Depot could determine, if the wrong pipe had been delivered and NO refund of the price difference would be issued. It seemed that the “Corex” Pipe had a “nonexistent item#?” The computer “locked out”. I was told I had to take a “refund” and “reorder” or take the Delivered Pipe “as is”. Due to the significant price difference I decided to “reorder”! I spent the next week researching “Corex” and “Cerex”. The Vendors could shed little to NO light on the “differences” and NO explanations on the “Similarities”? However; this second time I ordered BOTH “Cerex” and “Corex”! AND I came prepared with a spring scale; calipers and a steel tape. I carefully examined and measured BOTH the “Cerex” and “Corex” Pipes. They had the SAME “20LB weight”. They had the SAME 9.5” outside diameter. They had the SAME spring scale reading with bending the Pipe to the same angles. They had the same # of ribs per foot and all ribs and valleys were the SAME height and depth. They both supported about 50lb of ‘spot’ weight before showing any stress. Of, course, the wall thickness was the SAME, as was the Green Environmental Stripe going the length of BOTH Pipes. There WERE Differences! The Names are Different! The Prices are significantly different! The ‘Cheaper’ “Cerex” has full length netting covering the pipe! The “Cerex” has fewer but wider perforations! The “Corex” in BOTH orders caused “glitches” in the computer. (I must wait for the last “glitch” to clear, before I can get a refund for the “Corex” I did not take out of the store today!). I kept the “Cerex”! My advice is “Buyer Beware” and question EVERY purchase!
November 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Walnut148 good product
Everything was as advertised. The culvert was strong enough to handle a large backhoe running over it, even though it was planted shallow. It held up. The one problem was that in order to get the culvert I had to buy the preferated type to avoid paying forty dollars more for the same pipe in the solid style. Both pipes are the same according to the factory except for the preferation.,
June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KatanaP Works well!
I used this under a gravel drive I was constructing. I use a Polaris 850 ATV for all of my yard work and this needed to maintain the drainage under a gravel pathway I wanted to build. With just a few inches of soil and then gravel over top, this didn't buckle at all as I hauled hundreds of pounds over and over again behind by ATV.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DKRR Filled in ditch along road...
I used this 8" perforated culvert to fill in a ditch in front of my house along the edge of the road with the intention of parking on top of the filled in area. I dug the ditch down a few inches deeper, layed this 8" culvert into the ditch, stood on the culvert as I packed the dirt, that had been removed, down with a 30lb iron tamping rod. I focused on compacting the soil along the sides of the culvert. This is the key to being able to drive on the finished area without impacting the culvert. When all the soil was used up (the plastic culvert was just barely covered) I brought in 12 yards of 3/4 minus gravel and filled the remainder of the depression with that. When completed the culvert had approximately 6-10 inches of gravel on top of it. Now we drive and park on this area with no problems. Before I started I called the rep for the culvert manufacturer and he said 6" of 3/4 minus gravel would be more than adequate to support vehicle loads on top of this plastic culvert.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fizzie Good and strong drainage pipe
Costs only $3.00 more than the 6 inch 20 ft and has much more capacity to drain water. As far as installation, once you've broken your back digging the trench it just lays in there nicely...mine is 18in below grade.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cable exactly as we expected
Product came clean and in good shape, installation was a breeze
May 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jabr This product was easy to install.
The product arrived on time and in good condition.
April 30, 2013