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Jlauck 08-02-2006 09:28 AM

Replacing main through foundation
I have a Fifty year old house that has the old pipes leaking from the pigtail of the meter to the house. I can see the old pipe has been mortor into the foundation. If I replace the galvanized pipe with copper, how would I proceed through the foundation?

Ron The Plumber 08-02-2006 05:54 PM

Remove the old pipe and the redrill the hole with a mason bit. You may even beable to pound the old line out after you cut it, this may leave the hole big enough for new pipe to pass through

Jlauck 08-02-2006 07:34 PM

Do I need to do anything to the new pipe that goes through the hole, like rap it with foam tape or insulation? And then should I fill the rest of the hole with morter like they did with original?

Ron The Plumber 08-02-2006 07:36 PM

Yes wrap it, and then morter it back.

Jlauck 08-02-2006 10:42 PM

Just one more question, Ron:) , Does the piece of pipe going through the foundation have to be by itself or can it be part of the coil of soft tubing that is connected to the pigtail coming from the meter? The coil I have is type 'K' 3/4"

Mike Swearingen 08-03-2006 12:58 AM

Sounds like the right copper tubing to me, and you should be able to run it right through the foundation.
Good luck!

Ron The Plumber 08-03-2006 07:22 AM

Like Mike said

Yes right through the foundation, what you have is fine.

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