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Old 11-07-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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What are these pipes for?


Just moved to a home that was built in 2002, and I've got this U shaped pipe configuration with a quarter turn shut off valve in the garage. I currently store two 55 gallon barrels under it that contain drinking water, and it would be great if I could cut the pipe and put a fitting on it to allow me to fill the barrels up. What are these pipes for? How do I determine what side of the shut off valve the water is still flowing? Is a compression fitting a viable option? I won't be attempting to sweat pipes. Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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Abandoned water softener hook up-----leave the valves in the 'ON' position---that is your main water line----

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A spout could be soldered into the line to fill your barrels-----use one with a built in vacuum breaker--
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Why in the world would you be storing water?
That's 822.8 LB of weight sitting there.
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Why in the world would you be storing water?
That's 822.8 LB of weight sitting there.
I'm not a doomsday prepper, but I like to keep extra food and water on hand in case of any natural disasters, civil unrest, water disruptions, boil warnings, etc.
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