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 How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: blues511 (TX)

There is a 2" schedule 40 pipe that is buried apprx 10" leading into the house. I'd like to put a planter in the spot above it that could have a max load of 330lbs. If not, how may i protect the pipe? thanks for your input.

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: bernabeu (SC)

If, I repeat IF, the 'fill' BELOW and ABOVE the pipe was properly compacted there is no problem.

If you are really concerned you could install a 'layer' of graded stone fill ABOVE ground to ensure distribution of weight and no 'sinkage' of the planter.

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: hj (AZ)

That planter is going to have a flat bottom so the load per square inch is going to be negligible at the pipes depth.

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: packy (MA)

yeah, a planter that weighs 300 lbs with a footprint of 10 x 30 (300 sq in) would exert 1 lb per square inch.

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: bernabeu (SC)

? and what happens when it gets very wet in TEXAS and the ground turns to mud ?

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: hj (AZ)

The planter STILL stays on top of the ground and the pipe is happy with its life of ease. Did you expect it would sink out of sight and become a future acheaoligical relic a thousand years from now?

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: bernabeu (SC)

you are probably correct

PROBABLY being the key word


NASA thought that Challenger would probably work well during freezing cold weather.

PROBABLY (again) being the key word



It is PROBABLY NOT a good idea to place heavy items above improperly laid shallow piping.

PROBABLY being the key word

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: hj (AZ)

I PROBABLY would not give it a second thought, assuming I even gave it a first one.

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: sum (FL)

PROBABLY > DEFINITE MAY BE > SOMEWHAT UNLIKELY

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: bernabeu (SC)

MAYBE TRUE / MAYBE FALSE

Definitively

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 Re: How much weight can you put on Schedule 40 2" pipe
Author: angrycannibal (NV)

If you found a way to balance the planter, you could probably put that planter directly on that pipe and not have any issues. With it 10 inches below the surface of soil the amount of force on it is going to be trivial.



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