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Old 11-07-2010, 01:36 AM   #1
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Running pex from the meter to the house, but what about above ground?


I have a house on a slab and because it's time to re-route a greywater drain I've decided to rerout the main water into the house as well. The existing line going into the house comes in on the oposite side of the house from the meter and is 3/4" galv. I want to run 1" pex from the meter to the correct side of the house, but I don't know what to bring out of the ground for my shut off. Is PVC allowed if it transitions to PEX inside the house, do I need to use CPVC, or is copper my best choice? I'm sorry for making such a big deal about 2' of pipe, but I really want to do this right!

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In the long run, copper is the best choice. I did it 5 days ago.I installed
blue label to go underground. Do you trust PEX ? Is the money a lot less ?
I am not sure about transition from PEX to CPVC. I have never done it.

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Ok, it's settled. A friend brought up the possibility of hitting the water line since it will run out of the sidewalk, and that made copper the obvious choice.

I do trust pex, but ask me again in 20 years. Ease of installation, and great flow characteristics are the reason I've used pex in my house.
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when you use copper you don't restrict the line like you do with PEX. look at a PEX fitting where it inserts into the PEX it's smaller than the PEX. look at a copper fitting. It's the same size. OLD school I LOVE COPPER
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:36 AM   #5
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Actualy I use the UPNOR pex expander system, and the pex is expanded then the fitting is inserted. So, the ID for the PEX and the fitting is the same, no restriction.
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