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Old 03-10-2012, 06:52 AM  
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We may have to have our water line replaced from the meter to the house. What kind of pipe should it be replaced with?

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:59 PM  
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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


Black Polyethylene (aka municipal tubing)

PEX


The black tubing is probably cheapest but isn't rated for hot water.
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I'm in Seattle, itiswhatitis1.

Thank you Shawner! Pictures, too!
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I don't think PEX is approved for underground burial and definitely not soft copper.
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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?
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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?
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http://www.rushplumbingseattle.com/water-mains.html
Companies like this one can do it with out digging up your yard.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:39 AM  
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Thank you nealtw. Can this be done on a driveway that has a downslope?
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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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