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Old 08-28-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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New Poly water main.. where are the fittings?


Hello all,
I am replacing my 90ft 3/4" water main, and I am trying to use an 1-1/4" line. If I used copper it would cost $800 for the pipe, so I wanted to use HD Poly.

Now in order to actually get 1-1/4 inside diameter, I need 1-1/2" tubing. That is easy enough to get, but I cant for the life of me find a FITTING for that size line. I will need to connect it to 1" copper on either end.

Perhaps I am looking for the wrong fitting. I was going to use brass 1" male threaded x 1-1/2" Barbed. Cant find one. Ok how about compression? Cant find one.

Do they not exist? Am I not suppose to use this for my water main? As of now my only choice is to pay mucho $ for copper
Any help?
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Now in order to actually get 1-1/4 inside diameter, I need 1-1/2" tubing. That is easy enough to get, but I cant for the life of me find a FITTING for that size line. I will need to connect it to 1" copper on either end.

Perhaps I am looking for the wrong fitting. I was going to use brass 1" male threaded x 1-1/2" Barbed. Cant find one. Ok how about compression? Cant find one.


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Use the 1" male threaded x 1-1/2" Barbed and get bushings to get to the other size.

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Use the 1" male threaded x 1-1/2" Barbed and get bushings to get to the other size.
That is what I am trying to do. My problem is I cannot find a 1" NPT x 1-1/2" Barbed! No one seems to make one
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That is what I am trying to do. My problem is I cannot find a 1" NPT x 1-1/2" Barbed! No one seems to make one
I'm sorry but I slipped on my first post. (1). Get a 1.5 " NPT to 1.5 " barb. (2) Get a 1.5 threaded coupling (3) Get a 1.5 to 1" threaded bushing.
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I'm sorry but I slipped on my first post. (1). Get a 1.5 " NPT to 1.5 " barb. (2) Get a 1.5 threaded coupling (3) Get a 1.5 to 1" threaded bushing.
Thats ok, I didnt really state my problem well.

I cannot find ANY fitting larger then 1.25". None. No matter the combination. No local plumbing stores, no internet plumbing stores. Nowhere. They make 1.5" tubing.... (even 1.75" and im sure larger)
I guess what I am really trying to say is, anyone know where I can get a 1.5" brass barb fitting?
Edit: Or a fitting rated for appropriate pressure and NSF certified for potable water?

Or anyone have an alternative to my situation?

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Here is an on-line site for the brass you are looking for

http://www.standardplumbing.com/catalog.html?wscdet_show=000000000134#loc

When you see the prices of what you want you may change your material.
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Here is an on-line site for the brass you are looking for

http://www.standardplumbing.com/catalog.html?wscdet_show=000000000134#loc

When you see the prices of what you want you may change your material.
Well. I am somewhat embarassed that I couldnt find that on my own. However, Thanks!! That is what I am looking for. As for the price.. two $15 adapters plus $100 HDPE tube is still less then $800!

Now all I have to do is make sure this will all pass inspection...

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