DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Water supply connection




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2011, 08:32 PM  
jasontf
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2
Default Water supply connection

I need to change my main house shutoff from a gate valve to a ball valve. I have 3/4" soft copper coming in and 1" galvanized pipe inside. What is the best way to make this connection?


jasontf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 07:15 AM  
Redwood
Certified Lunatic
 
Redwood's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Olde Tyme, Connecticut
Posts: 887
Default

A picture of what you have would be good...

I'd like to see how the copper and galvanized meet before I say anything.
A moderator can help you post the picture as new users below a certain post count do not have that option.


Redwood is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:08 AM  
oldognewtrick
Lost And Found Dept
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 7,432
Liked 749 Times on 614 Posts
Likes Given: 236

Default

New members may post pictures but until they have 5 posts they must first be approved by a moderator. Its easy to do, when you hit the POST REPLY button, scroll down to ADDITIONAL OPTIONS, under MANAGE ATTACHMENTS you can upload a picture from your computer. You don't need to mess with outside picture hosting sites and links.

...oh, and welcome to House Repair Talk Jason.
oldognewtrick is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 09:00 AM  
Redwood
Certified Lunatic
 
Redwood's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Olde Tyme, Connecticut
Posts: 887
Default

Thanks oldog/newtrick...

I wasn't exactly sure how that worked here it's been a while since I was there...

I knew there was something special in the procedures...
Redwood is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 09:10 AM  
joecaption
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,540
Liked 96 Times on 78 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Not what your asking, but it would be best to get rid of any of that old galv. piping before it starts to leak. It's not a matter of if it's going to leak, but when.
Copper should never be connected directly to steel piping, dissimiler metals will corrode much faster. A dilectric nipple will be needed to seperate them.
A simple fix for what your decribing would be to open the old gate valve and leave it in place. Cut the copper tubing in two places about 12" apart and use what's called repair couplings to soder it back together. Repair coupling have no rim in the center part of them so they can just side over the pipe and be slid back over the pipe once the pipes been cut to length. I'd use a brass ball valve for this one.
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 08:33 PM  
kaleena
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: netherland, netherland
Posts: 2
Default

A wells function is to intercept water that moves through an aquifer and bring it to the earths surface for use. This connection to the groundwater supply needs to be respected to protect both the quality and the quantity of the water supply. Both pollution and misuse of an aquifer can do serious damage to a perfectly good water source.


__________________
[url=httpwww.lets-do-diy.com]DIY[/url]
kaleena is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Water Supply Connection for House and Irrigation jasontf Plumbing Forum 3 06-05-2011 08:11 PM
Leak around water supply john4153 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 3 08-03-2010 05:26 PM
water supply to toilet cuts out Albear Plumbing Forum 9 12-17-2009 10:23 PM
Framing/Insulating around water supply pipe HeyPally Framing and Foundation 8 01-27-2009 09:26 AM
Erratic hot water supply with Takaji tankless B.Thomas Plumbing Forum 2 05-24-2008 08:58 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS