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Understanding PIP Pipe

Understanding PIP Pipe

PVC Pipe is manufactured as either IPS or PIP pipe. 

PIP (Plastic Irrigation Pipe) is a type of PVC pipe that is commonly used in agriculture.

IPS (Iron Pipe Size) is a type of PVC pipe that is used in high pressure environments like water works.

PIP and IPS pipe have different outside diameters and are not interchangeable.

DITCHGATES are sized to use PIP pipe.

PVC pipe is produced in various wall thicknesses. 

Pipe schedule (SCH) is how the wall thickness of a pipe is described such as Sch 40 or Sch 80 

The higher the schedule number, the thicker the wall. Schedule 40 has a thinner wall than Schedule 80. 

Two pipes could have the same OD but if they have different schedules, it means they have a different wall thickness.

It doesn’t matter if the pipe is white, blue, green, or purple – as long as it says PIP it will work with our gates.