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Old 01-31-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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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 i want the best available pressure and volume and would rather pick the best size line

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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...
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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
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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... so really it would be better as you are thinking...
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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