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jredwood301 01-27-2010 08:28 PM

water line to shed questions
 
location-central mi
job- run water line 100' from house to shed for wash sink

questions

1. what kind and size of pipe? i have copper throughout the house
2. do i have to go below 42" or can i stay higher and insulate the pipe?
3. estimated cost for materials, trencher if i have to go below 42".

thanks

Scuba_Dave 01-27-2010 08:43 PM

Insulation only keeps heat in
So unless you are going to run water all the time its useless
You would need to go down below the frost line

user69544 01-27-2010 09:03 PM

We use black poly. 160 PSI. Most of the time 1 inch.

About 5 foot deep.

Water Guy 01-27-2010 11:48 PM

Driller 1 does it the exact same way that I do it also. You have to stay well below the frost line.

Is the shed heated?

If it's not, then it's not going to matter, because the water will freeze when you get to the sink. If that's the case you'll have to have a shut off and drain in a heated space in your home before it goes to the shed.

If that is the case you don't really need to stay below the frost line because you will be draining it every fall. Make sure that you don't 'belly' the pipe for proper drainage, or even better, have it blown out in the fall just like your irrigation system.

Mick

user1007 01-28-2010 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jredwood301 (Post 390310)
location-central mi
job- run water line 100' from house to shed for wash sink

Could you please click on your log in and update a basic location for future posts please?

No matter the situation, I would put a cut-off at the house in case you were to nick the pipe in the future or something. It would be silly to have to have your water turned off while you chase a leak somewhere in a 100' length of buried pipe.

You just rinsing dirt off your hands or are you going to be rinsing solvents and things too? If the latter is the case, you will have to figure out how drain whatever sink you put in the shed.

Don't forgot to call your utility locating company before digging the trench!

user69544 01-28-2010 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 390428)
Could you please click on your log in and update a basic location for future posts please?

No matter the situation, I would put a cut-off at the house in case you were to nick the pipe in the future or something. It would be silly to have to have your water turned off while you chase a leak somewhere in a 100' length of buried pipe.

You just rinsing dirt off your hands or are you going to be rinsing solvents and things too? If the latter is the case, you will have to figure out how drain whatever sink you put in the shed.

Don't forgot to call your utility locating company before digging the trench!

In Michigan just dial 811. This is for all public utilities.

SULTINI 01-28-2010 08:34 AM

If for some reason you decide not to go below the frost line and shut it off every winter you should run non toxic antifreeze through it every winter. ( RV Antifreeze Pink stuff about 3.50 a gallon).

user69544 01-28-2010 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jredwood301 (Post 390310)
location-central mi
job- run water line 100' from house to shed for wash sink

questions

1. what kind and size of pipe? i have copper throughout the house
2. do i have to go below 42" or can i stay higher and insulate the pipe?
3. estimated cost for materials, trencher if i have to go below 42".

thanks

Talk to your local health department about drainage.

SULTINI 01-28-2010 02:29 PM

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS.

#1 See post #3

# 2 See post #3

# 3 Just DIY site not set up for estimates, it's up to you to pick the type of tools used. Backhoe or trencher.

jredwood301 01-28-2010 05:02 PM

thanks for all the replies!!!!!!!

but i do have one more question.

i honestly did not think about a drain:eek: what type of drain do you guys suggest??

minimal use of sink-washing hands

user69544 01-28-2010 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jredwood301 (Post 390764)
thanks for all the replies!!!!!!!

but i do have one more question.

i honestly did not think about a drain:eek: what type of drain do you guys suggest??

minimal use of sink-washing hands

Talk you your health department. It will be a contamination source.

http://www.cmdhd.org/


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