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Old 10-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Replacing main line from meter to house

I'm on the 3rd patch job on the Blue poly coming from the meter, and one of the leaks ran for a couple weeks without me noticing, so it was nice and expensive. I think it's time to just put in a new one.

House was built in 86, only about 50-60 feet from meter to the copper in the crawl space. What are people using these days for that section of pipe? I saw a 100' roll of CTS at Lowes, but a google search isn't yielding much in the sense of what type of pipe is best. I'm in Atlanta, so not too awfully cold. Any opinions?


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Depends on what's allowed in your area.

A lot of people use high pressure poly, copper, some even use pex nowadays. We use PVC, although some places don't allow it.

Our code calls for 12" below the frost line, even though we don't have one here, we got 18". find out what depth you should have the line at before you dig.

Not sure what you mean by CTS, in plumbing that usually means "Copper tube size" and just refers to the OD of the pipe, not the material.


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Old 10-17-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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I went up there to see what they were talking about. I remembered that the Blue Poly is copper tube size, so I figured that exactly what they were speaking of. I'm planning on using white pex 3/4" 160psi from the meter to the house. It's good for outdoor use and potable water. I've gotten pretty good at the actual physical plumbing but still lack much knowledge plumbing material. Does my choice sound good?
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