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Had a brutal weekend of attempting to get some seeding done and discovered a good portion of our 1/4 inch PVC side band liquid lines running from the manifolds to the openers sprung multiple pinhole leaks due to weathering. The newer seed placed lines (we have 2 carts with separate delivery manifolds) that were new last year appear fine. The older banding lines (maybe 4-5 yrs old?) look white and are a bit brittle.

I am not complaining that the PVC lines haven't lasted long enough, just curious if anyone has gone the epdm route with smaller 1/4 fert lines. The 1 -2 inch lines on the sprayer seem to be holding up fine against liquid fert. Cost is $.40 per foot PVC and $.65 per foot epdm (looks like air hose) so that is worth it to not string new lines every 5 years. The abrasion factor would be much better with a rubber line as well as the PVC ones occasionally break off right where they attach to the SS lines of the openers.

Any comments or experience?
 

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I use the braided poly vinyl tubing. The EPDM doesn't have much resistance to getting chaffed/poked by corn stocks.
 
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