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Old 03-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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If I wanted to replace the 3/4" line connecting to my meter setting (circled connection in attached picture), what type of connection is that? Compression? Will I be able to just disconnect it and slide in a new 3/4" pipe?

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Looks more like a union to me. Not sure how exactly it's attached to the pipe though. Can you tell if it's soldered in?

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If I wanted to replace the 3/4" line connecting to my meter setting (circled connection in attached picture), what type of connection is that? Compression? Will I be able to just disconnect it and slide in a new 3/4" pipe?

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That fitting is part of the meter set. It has a gasket inside it- similar to a hose bib washer. Contact your water dept to get the proper connector for your conversion
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Looks more like a union to me. Not sure how exactly it's attached to the pipe though. Can you tell if it's soldered in?
I'm looking again Alan, looks kinda like a Ford or McDoanald coupling
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Yeah, it doesn't appear to be soldered at all. I looked up Ford meter sets, and the top half of my connection looks just like the right side of the attached image.

So, that isn't something I can just disconnect and slide in the new pipe?
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Yeah, it doesn't appear to be soldered at all. I looked up Ford meter sets, and the top half of my connection looks just like the right side of the attached image.

So, that isn't something I can just disconnect and slide in the new pipe?
I wouldn't. It is a compression style fitting, not designed to be disassembled and reused. Contact your water company. They should have them on the service truck and can change it out in a matter of minutes.
Are you replacing with copper? Differentent fitting for different pipe OD's
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Ok, thanks. I'll give the water company a ring. My other option would be to just cut the pipe above and solder in a coupling. I just wasn't sure if I could avoid that too and go directly to the meter coupling.

What you can't see in my first picture is, a mess of old T'd branches that have been cut off and capped, so I'm just replacing this portion of pipe to clean it all up.

Thanks for your help!

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