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ogoz23 01-31-2012 10:33 AM

5/8 water meter with a 1 inch servise line ?????
 
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Hi to all im currently doing a job.... im replacing the servise line, its a 5/8 water meter and i want to install a 1 inch line from the meter to the house now i really didnt like the idea do to the fact that the meter is 5/8 .and the inside of the meter is 3/4. and ones the line is inside the house is going to have to be reduse to 3/4 inch anyways.what do you guys suggest is the best line for the house a 1 inch line from the meter to the house or a 3/4 inch line witch is currently in place . the run from the meter to the inside of the garage is about 50 feet http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/s...whistling2.gif i want the best available pressure and volume and would rather pick the best size line

Javiles 01-31-2012 05:00 PM

There is a fixture load table you have to follow, depending on the amount of toilets tubs sinks etc, also single story , 2 – 3 floors, and depending what code your under. Pipe sizing, each fixture has a load factor add them up and you get the required main water service size needed to supply the home.

joecaption 01-31-2012 05:35 PM

Has anyone here ever even heard of a 5/8 pipe size. I know I have not.
3/4, 1" yes 5/8 no.
It's not even on the NPT thread charts.

Javiles 01-31-2012 06:07 PM

I think what he meant was the size of the water meter most residential meters are 5/8 its stamped on the meters, that’s where he got the 5/8 from.

ben's plumbing 01-31-2012 06:42 PM

yes 5/8 is the size of meter tail piece...if you use a standard 3/4 copper you should be fine under normal conditions....as mentioned how much is load...:yes:

ogoz23 01-31-2012 07:04 PM

Yea 5/8 is the size of the water meter and the inside is 3/4 inch ........right now I have 3 bathrooms but even if the load is fine with the 3/4 inch service line I want to know if the 1 inch line would be better or if it would hurt my pressure

ben's plumbing 01-31-2012 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ogoz23 (Post 840682)
Yea 5/8 is the size of the water meter and the inside is 3/4 inch ........right now I have 3 bathrooms but even if the load is fine with the 3/4 inch service line I want to know if the 1 inch line would be better or if it would hurt my pressure

it should not hurt your pressure by installing 1" you would increase your volume...:yes: so really it would be better as you are thinking...

ogoz23 02-01-2012 07:15 PM

Ok I will be running the 1 inch service line this weekend ,, it will be flexible copper grade (K) ....I'm also going to sleeve it with a 1 1/2 sleeve I will be taking pictures to share this project with you guys. :)

plummen 02-01-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 840596)
Has anyone here ever even heard of a 5/8 pipe size. I know I have not.
3/4, 1" yes 5/8 no.
It's not even on the NPT thread charts.

5/8" would more likely be found in an old refrigiration system where they measure o.d of pipe which would be 5/8 o.d = 1/2" i.d tubing.
Anyway the smallest tap weve been able to get around here for a new service has been for 1" copper for the past few years:)

psilva8 02-02-2012 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 840596)
Has anyone here ever even heard of a 5/8 pipe size. I know I have not.
3/4, 1" yes 5/8 no.
It's not even on the NPT thread charts.

In Canada, back in the late 60's, 5/8" copper was a very common material from the watermain to the property line. In new subdivisions and reconstructions, 1" service is the standard in the city I work at.

ogoz23 02-02-2012 05:48 PM

5/8 Is the size of the water meter for does of you who are confuse just think of it like the inside is 3/4

ogoz23 02-04-2012 10:35 PM

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Well there is the service line ,1 inch flexible copper with a 1 1/2 sleeve so far so good the line in a foot deep no major problems tomorrow I'm running the plumbing in the house:)


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