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bubblegummom 03-10-2012 05:52 AM

Water Line Replacement
 
We may have to have our water line replaced from the meter to the house. What kind of pipe should it be replaced with?

Loretta

itiswhatitis1 03-10-2012 09:44 AM

Where do you at??

Shawner 03-10-2012 05:59 PM

Might want to check with the city, they might have a recommendation n depending on the water and soil in your area.

Here in BC, the most common are:

Soft Copper
http://www.cornerhardware.com/images/20/20428.jpg

Black Polyethylene (aka municipal tubing) http://www.inspectapedia.com/plumbin...b_121_DJFs.jpg

PEX
http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j0...-STAR-PEX-.jpg

The black tubing is probably cheapest but isn't rated for hot water.

bubblegummom 03-10-2012 07:36 PM

I'm in Seattle, itiswhatitis1.

Thank you Shawner! Pictures, too!

kok328 03-10-2012 08:19 PM

I don't think PEX is approved for underground burial and definitely not soft copper.

Shawner 03-10-2012 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kok328 (Post 70123)
I don't think PEX is approved for underground burial and definitely not soft copper.

They're both common here.

What do you use there?

bubblegummom 03-12-2012 11:42 AM

So is there some kind of a meter that can detect a water leak? Is there a metal detector or something that can detect metal pipes?

nealtw 03-12-2012 12:30 PM

http://www.rushplumbingseattle.com/water-mains.html
Companies like this one can do it with out digging up your yard.

bubblegummom 03-13-2012 11:39 AM

Thank you nealtw. Can this be done on a driveway that has a downslope?

nealtw 03-13-2012 01:44 PM

I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done. I would find a couple companys and get quotes.


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