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Old 10-08-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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How do i connect a water line coming from the water meter to that is cast iron pipe to pvc that is going to the house?

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How do i connect a water line coming from the water meter to that is cast iron pipe to pvc that is going to the house?


If you are refering to using the PVC underground.... Then I recommend checking your Local codes. I would recommend spending the Extra money and using Copper or Poly and use Ford Couplings for your connections

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How do i connect a water line coming from the water meter to that is cast iron pipe to pvc that is going to the house?

Measure your cast iron pipe. Measure your PVC. Take those measurements to your local BigBox retailer and tell them you need hardware to make them connect.

I would agree with Doc that you should use poly or copper underground. I prefer poly. Copper is somewhat susceptible to acidic soils. (but probably not in your lifetime. )
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Measure your cast iron pipe. Measure your PVC. Take those measurements to your local BigBox retailer and tell them you need hardware to make them connect.

I would agree with Doc that you should use poly or copper underground. I prefer poly. Copper is somewhat susceptible to acidic soils. (but probably not in your lifetime. )


I prefer Poly also... Alot easier to work with... I hate unrolling Soft Copper to fit it in the hole and trying not to have a crease. I Personally think water rushing by a crease will eventually cause a weak spot in the pipe.
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It is actually as simple as connecting to like kind namely cast iron to cast iron or poly' to poly'. You can get a nipple with screw threads to glue onto the end of the poly' pipe.

You will have to measure carefully so everything fits together exactly right without stretching when you screw the final joint together.
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