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Old 03-15-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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How to connect PVC to water meter?


I need to replace the main water line from the meter at the street to the house. I'm not sure where to connect to the meter or with what type fittings. I will post some pics
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ok will wait for pics...
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I'm gessing I can unscrew "a" and connect to that?
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here we go
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heres the pipes and the top of the meter
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so can I unscrew "a" ?

is "b" the input to the meter? It goes right up into the center of the meter. I'm assuming 'a' is output cuz it points towards the house

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Need to find the leader pipe usually 3 to five5 feet long,from the meter its usually dense copper with an adapter at the end what your showing in the picture is an extension bridge to raise the meter.
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So I have to dig a few feet more to find that I guess? Is the leader pipe laying horizontally?

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Ayuh,..... I'd recommend pex or hdp over pvc all day long,....
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hdp is way to go...no joints
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recommend sch 80 pvc stronger than pex, not sure in your area but down here we have to sleeve pex in the ground with sch 40 pvc and correct bedding. not a fan of pex
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I've spoken with 4 diff local plumbers and they all recommend PVC. I guess that's the popular stuff here. I'm replacing old rusty galvanized pipe.
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Hey Javiles what does "correct bedding " mean? thanks
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I've spoken with 4 diff local plumbers and they all recommend PVC. I guess that's the popular stuff here. I'm replacing old rusty galvanized pipe.
That is because they make more money from fixing broken PVC lines.

Keep in mind that since you are replacing metal with plastic, you loose that ground connection. The reason for the yoke. is so that you have a continuous ground to the main. Stick with good Copper, which comes in a roll and use it up to the shutoff in the house.



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They do know you are talking about your water main under ground and not a sprinkler line or in the house correct?
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