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Old 03-31-2014, 03:05 PM   #16
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Yep, soft K is best. The rest of your questions you asked are area specific so your inspector will be the one to ask

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K-thx folks.


I still wonder, where the soft K comes up from the ground, 'practically speaking'

it's really not needed to be anchored/secured in case it's not 'rigid' enough to hold on to its own?

Also, the shutoff valve is connected to the soft K pipe, so I just wonder

whenever I push/pull the latch on the valve, it wouldn't be too strong that it'd bend the soft pipe (it's only a couple of inches of the soft K coming out from the ground)?


Not really experienced w/ this pipe material so would be great if someone can confirm the soft K is strong enough when using the shutoff valve.
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K-thx folks.


I still wonder, where the soft K comes up from the ground, 'practically speaking'

it's really not needed to be anchored/secured in case it's not 'rigid' enough to hold on to its own?

Also, the shutoff valve is connected to the soft K pipe, so I just wonder

whenever I push/pull the latch on the valve, it wouldn't be too strong that it'd bend the soft pipe (it's only a couple of inches of the soft K coming out from the ground)?



Not really experienced w/ this pipe material so would be great if someone can confirm the soft K is strong enough when using the shutoff valve.
Ayuh,.... It's copper pipe,... even Soft, is pretty hard, 'n rigid,...
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So far so good. Got the pipe thru' the tunnel and hooked up. City inspector signed the sheet. Did not have to anchor the pipe to the stucco. The pipe only comes up above ground for like 2-3".

Have new water thru' the soft K copper pipe now.


The pipe is about 15" below ground. 3" of fill sand placed below the pipe.

I got a yard or more of fill sand. Should I put in like 5" fill sand above the pipe, and put dirt (would be like 10") above the sand to fill to ground level?

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So far so good. Got the pipe thru' the tunnel and hooked up. City inspector signed the sheet. Did not have to anchor the pipe to the stucco. The pipe only comes up above ground for like 2-3".

Have new water thru' the soft K copper pipe now.


The pipe is about 15" below ground. 3" of fill sand placed below the pipe.

I got a yard or more of fill sand. Should I put in like 5" fill sand above the pipe, and put dirt (would be like 10") above the sand to fill to ground level?
Ayuh,.... It don't really matter,....
Use up yer imported sand to whatever depth ya end up at,...
Then finish off the fill with yer native soil,...
Finish it abit high, as it'll settle,...

Glad to hear it's movin' ahead reasonably smoothly,...

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