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Using pvc, abs, or other pipe in earthbox container...?

Posted by jasong31 6 (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 08 at 9:43

Ok Ive read that pvc is a big no no when used in a homemade earthbox. So I tried using the cpvc pipe. Problem is it doesnt come in a big enough size. I can only get 1 inch pipe. I used it on 3 earthboxes, but it is a royal pain in the rear to water these boxes because the pipe is too small...

So I was thinking about using abs pipe... But is that toxic too?

What are you guys using? Any tips?


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RE: Using pvc, abs, or other pipe in earthbox container...?

jasong31, you can speed up the watering/filling by cutting your fill pipe at a 30% angle on the bottom end and putting an automotive fluid funnel in the top end...Kiee


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RE: Using pvc, abs, or other pipe in earthbox container...?

Why is PVC a problem? It is used for carrying water all the time. Heck, many places have PVC for their plumbing.


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RE: Using pvc, abs, or other pipe in earthbox container...?

It is believed that the carcinogenic chemicals used to make PVC can leach out of it.

Here is a link that might be useful: pvcfree.org


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RE: Using pvc, abs, or other pipe in earthbox container...?

There is a good discussion on this same topic on the Growing Tomatoes board here. You may be interested in reading the discussion ther.

Here is a link that might be useful: Using pvc, abs, or other pipe in earthbox container...?


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