Don’t Leave PVC in Sunlight

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Do you have a PVC irrigation system in your yard?

If you do, is any of it exposed to the sun?  if so, it’s bad.

Because it becomes brittle by the UV Rays.

Here are the affects on PVC when exposed to sunlight over time:

Impact Strength Impact Resistance Decrease
Tensile Strength Pressure Capacity No Effect
Modulus of Elasticity Pipe Stiffness No Effect

What can be done to prevent PVC damage from the sun:

Wrap it or paint it. (wrapping is better if you live in cold climates to avoid ...