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Old 03-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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This is where the water main goes into my house... what kind of pipes are these and how do you fix an underground leak coming from the street meter?
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Looks like you have some steel, some galvinized, old gate valves that almost never work after a few years, all of it needs to be replaced.
Only way to fix that line once and for all it to dug it up and replace all of it.

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What would be the most likely type of pipe coming from the curb?
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How old is your house? maybe copper, galvanize or steel. don't think they use plastic back then. Check your municipality first. Ask them, they should know, maybe they will help you out with the project as well.
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Do you mean "This is where the water comes into my house"? "This is where the water main goes into my house" would mean you are outdoors. Is this photo taken in your basement near the floor, or outside? The reason I ask, is it looks like mold growing around the pipe near the bottom.
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What would be the most likely type of pipe coming from the curb?
Based on the info you have supplied- I would guess it's 3/4" galvanized steel. Probably shallow as it appears you're located in a warm climate?
No easy way to repair it- best to dig up and replace.
Have you checked all visible joints for leaks- including the meter set?
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1920s I think... in Southern California

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This is outside at the front of the house

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Its dug up.. theres a little split in the pipe. I've read about hydraulic tape repairs.. and cutting out bad sections and replacing using couplers... is this possible with galvanized pipe?
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Call a plumber and have the line replaced to your meter. That is old galvanized steel and is not worth wasting money patching. Depending on your terrain the plumber may be able to push a copper line replacement without digging up the entire yard. Distance trees and rocks will make a push attempt fail.
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Thanks for the advice. I will look into replacing it, however what would be the best way to patch it, as a quick fix in the meantime?.. replace the section?... tape?... something else?
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There is nothing you can patch it with. It's rusted and the more you fiddle with it the worse the leak will get.
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You can check out this utube video link, it explains how to do a quick patch, don't know if it will help, you may make it worse. You should have it permanately fixed as soon as possible.


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It's an underground leak Jmon...
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Roger that ghost, my mistake, just trying to help.

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dresser couplings no good?
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is it poking up through the floor or wall? either way you may have to shut water off at the street and start diggin'. you might get by with a galvanized compression coupling. wrap it in tar and put plastic around it and zip tie it. its crude but I have seen pretty reputable plumbers do it.

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