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Old 02-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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can someone explain to me where the water supply line enters your house coming from the meter, what size pipe is normally used and the route this pipes takes once it has entered your crawl space.

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Supply normally enters from the street side, about 3-4ft down the foundation from grade level, depending on your frost line. If it comes up in a crawl space, it should be toward the center of the house to reduce freezing problems, and be insulated. It is usually a 3/4 or 1" line, which can be copper or plastic, or if old, galvanized pipe. There should be a main shutoff where it enters the house.

Our meters are located inside the house, so the line goes directly to the meter first.

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After the shutoff does the line enter the house and go directly to the water heater as a 3/4" line and then T off to 1/2" to supply faucets etc??
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After the shutoff does the line enter the house...
The shutoff should be INSIDE the house very close to where the pipe enters.

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...and go directly to the water heater as a 3/4" line and then T off to 1/2" to supply faucets etc??
After the shutoff... it'll go everywhere that the original plumbing plan called for (cold) water; using whatever size pipe the original plumber chose to use.
One of those places will be the water heater.
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