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Old 01-23-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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I am trying to get water into a building in my back yard for a sink and washing machine. I am going to tie into the line where my exterior faucet is. I am trying to figure out what type of pipe or tubing I need to use. Could someone give me some recommendations. Also can I use the sharkbite fittings in that line? It will be burried 24".

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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blk 1" waterline with no joints underground. sharkbites are xxxpensive if you can find a plumber friend pex is better way to roll. if you can get to your press tank area and run from there better yet or r you on city supply

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where is your frostline down there?
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I was told to bury it 2 ft. Also I am on city water supply. I have been looking at pex, the putting the pex in something larger like pvc pipe for easy replacement. Does this seem like it would work or is it overkill?
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id say its overkill unless you want to protect it from rocky soil
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blk 1" waterline with no joints underground.
Tx Gurl, tpolk said it best, but didn't say it in a way that newbies would understand. blk 1" waterline is 1" poly pipe.

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I was told to bury it 2 ft. Also I am on city water supply. I have been looking at pex, the putting the pex in something larger like pvc pipe for easy replacement. Does this seem like it would work or is it overkill?
How far is the building?

Are you planning to get hot and cold to the building?

If it's any great distance, hot water will cool off fast buried without an insulation space.

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The distance is about 15 ft. and I will have a hot water heater inside the building, then the washing machine and a sink.
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tx, for 15', I would go poly.

It has a thicker wall, and will be stronger. Poly is made and designed to be in the ground like that, PEX will be less expensive, but also has a thinner wall and is not designed to be buried. Same trench, fittings will probably be close to the same price.

Your call, it's your dime.

Do it once properly, or do it twice if the PEX breaks down. I guess that it will be less expensive to do once properly.

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Since it is cold water only I would use Schedule 40 PVC. Yes there are joints but the joining process is straight forward and cheap.
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PEX is not the way to go, being as it will be buried. Small pebbles, large sand particles will cut into PEX over a short time. My choice is also schedule 40 PVC, direct burial for this. I will cost a little more than the black poly tubing, but is more DIY friendly to me in the end. David

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