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Getting ready to run about 900' feet of 1.5" SDR 9 250 PSI CTS PE pipe from the meter to a future house site. I will need to tee off the main line for a couple pasture hydrants and looking at my options. I was looking at pack joint fittings and the prices are incredibly high on these components, do I have other options or is that about it for underground CTS pipe connections?
 

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If you did not yet buy the pipe, SIDR pipe lets you use inexpensive barbed fittings. It is larger for a given nominal size.
 

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If you did not yet buy the pipe, SIDR pipe lets you use inexpensive barbed fittings. It is larger for a given nominal size.

Yeah I was considering that, the SIDR pipe is a bit more expensive but the fittings are significantly cheaper. Is one considered superior over the other? The county water guy mentioned they like CTS connections....but they also have a seemingly bottomless budget.
 

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Additionally, I found a HDPE ID size chart and it looks like I could use 1 1/4" SIDR vs 1.5" CTS as the ID on the SIDR is larger. Thoughts?

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While they don't service or deliver to your area, you might find https://www.menards.com/main/search.html?search=sidr of interest. Note however that the listed prices are after non-cash rebate, so when comparing prices, back that out.

I only present that link as a place where you can get an idea what is pretty readily available, and should be useful for budgetary use.
 

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While they don't service or deliver to your area, you might find https://www.menards.com/main/search.html?search=sidr of interest. Note however that the listed prices are after non-cash rebate, so when comparing prices, back that out.

I only present that link as a place where you can get an idea what is pretty readily available, and should be useful for budgetary use.

Thanks, we still reside in the Midwest and I have actually hauled Menards materials to our NC build site as the prices are availability are sometimes better than our local NC options. What are your thoughts on the SIDR pipe vs CTS pipe and fittings?
 

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You had already identified what I see as the main differences. I am familiar with SIDR. I think SIDR is what is usually used in well work. When you use SIDR as a drop pipe, you use an extra-long fitting on the top, and use 3 stainless worm gear clamps, at least on the top, which carries the extra weight.

I don't do my own well work, and my drop pipe is schedule 80 PVC.

I am not so familiar with CTS poly. It has fans.

When you bury poly pipe, do not pull it tight. Let it snake in the trench to allow for thermal contraction or expansion.
 

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You had already identified what I see as the main differences. I am familiar with SIDR. I think SIDR is what is usually used in well work. When you use SIDR as a drop pipe, you use an extra-long fitting on the top, and use 3 stainless worm gear clamps, at least on the top, which carries the extra weight.

I don't do my own well work, and my drop pipe is schedule 80 PVC.

I am not so familiar with CTS poly. It has fans.

When you bury poly pipe, do not pull it tight. Let it snake in the trench to allow for thermal contraction or expansion.


Gotcha, thanks for the insight and response.
 
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