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Old 01-29-2014, 10:48 PM   #1
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I looked at my in ground water meter to turn off water for some minor plumbing and noticed about 4 inches of water there and it moving around like a leak..I beleive it could be on the water company end but may not be.I shut off water and it seemed to lighten up(pressure),but hard to tell exactly w it under water.
If its on my side of meter is it a common problem, there where the copper connects to meter, to leak?We did have some cold nights like 8 but i kept the faucets dripping..
If i need to fix it can i use a 6 inch slip on "bite",or will i have difficulty with getting it in between to slide on, with both pipes non movable?I know theres also a union but the less connections the better.
Water co has been notified .
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I agree with your decision to call the water company first and see who's responsible. There have been record lows all over the US this winter, and that could very well add to your problem.

The unions are on both sides of the meter for easy removal/repair if necessary. May need washer replacement, cracked pipe, hard to say, you will have to investigate a little further. Stay tuned, others will be along shortly with more advice/suggestions for you. Thanks.

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I would shut the water off then shop vac all the water out so you can see what you're dealing with. Slowly turn the water back on to see where the leak is coming from.

If you're in a part of the country that's not typically so cold, it's probably not buried as deep as what's common in Northern states. Add some insulation once it's fixed.
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Thanks for reply..Did just that with the shop vac and bingo it is coming from the shutoff valve on their side!
-even though i am not responsible im curious ,is there a o ring or a seal there that busted at the shut off(the turn type)?
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Thanks for reply..Did just that with the shop vac and bingo it is coming from the shutoff valve on their side!
-even though i am not responsible im curious ,is there a o ring or a seal there that busted at the shut off(the turn type)?
Not sure without seeing it.
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