NFT Corrugated Pipe

artwk(5)March 8, 2012

Has anyone tried building a NFT system out of that black corrugated pipe for drainage? It comes in 100 foot rolls, 4 or 6 inch diameter, at a reasonable price.

I want to run the system around my deck railing for either greens or strawberries. Maybe even spiral it around like a christmas tree for vertical space. I have no experience with NFT, but it seems to me the turbulent flow through the corrugated pipe would help with dissolved oxygen.

Seems cheaper than buying PVC pipe and all the elbows. Problems I can see: It's black, hard to drain all the water out (groves), and that's all I got.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Check out This thread. about a third of the way down are pictures using the very same material. As I recall, we discussed the whole turbulence issue in the thread.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 3:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Using Miracle Gro
Has anyone used Miracle Gro (the blue water-soluble...
Using Gravel as a growing media
This thread is created, and only for people who have...
What can I do to learn more about planting or farming????
Hi all! I'm a beginner at hydroponics gardening......
resident Teal 4s For Sale of Illinois
Quentin Townsend is a resident Teal 4s For Sale of...
PVC Tower System - Adding oxygen mid-stream
I have built my first hydro system from 4" PVC...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™