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Old 05-28-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Kent water meter leaking

Our local water company uses the Kent water meter and it has a leak on the user side attachment fitting.

Is there a washer and/or "O" ring seal next to the Kent water meter?
If so where might I find one?

Ofcourse, I called last night about the leak and the water company said it will be scheduled for a look see and possible repair within 5 days.... It's also my understanding that if the leak is on the user side I'm responsible. If it's their fitting seal/washer that's bad who's responsible?

Thanks in advance



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Old 05-29-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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meter connector

my guess its the meter connector. Standard is either 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4", sometimes 1". if you feel ballsy, contact a pluming supply store or go to one, to make sure they have a similar fitting and replace it with a pipe wrench, gently after you turned the water off and drain the line if you can so you don't make a mess. Make sure you use thread sealant on the threads. Should be around 10 dollars for the fitting.

if it is the meter, the town needs to replace it, because a leaky meter is probably reading too much, or little etc.

hope that is any help


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Old 05-29-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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All the water meters I have ever worked with had a rubber seal inside the nut that connects the pipe to the meter. Similar to a hose washer.
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