Originally Posted by ckc
N Carolina red dirt. line is fairly strait. I have a driveway directly opposite the meter in a strait line, well almost. Maybe a cable inserted tru old pipe and attached to nipple?
Yeah, that would solve the problem of overstretching the pipe.
Just be careful.
Do not stand near any steel cable that is under tension in the open air.
Maybe try a comealong because you have more control over the force exerted.
On the other hand, depending on the depth, if you peeled it out of the ground by pulling vertically on one end, burying the new pipe might not be that difficult since the soil would then be loose and uncompacted.
My WaCo guy told me that nobody really knows how deep my water line is buried.