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Old 12-06-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
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Apparently , I have a water leak , some where between the water meter ( in the alley ) to the house .

The existing line is copper , in fact , all the water piping inside the house is copper , too . I will probably install the new line to the house in PVC .

Where would I purchase the new " slip nut fitting " that attaches to the " house side " of the water meter ? The existing fitting looks to be brass / copper with the copper water line soldered to it . It unscrews like 1/2 of a union .

Or , if there are no holes in that piece of the copper pipe , do I just adapt from copper to PVC ?

I plan to keep the interior piping in copper

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Old 12-06-2015, 06:14 AM   #2
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Keep the existing union with a short copper stub. Sweat up to a copper female adapter. Mate to a PVC male adapter.
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That sounds like a plan . :-)

Will know more when I dig it up and can better see what I have .

The house is pier and beam . I know where the existing line stubs up , under the house . But that line probably passes under the concrete back patio and and a concrete back porch .

I will have to pick a more accessible spot ( in an old flower bed ) to stub under the foundation / footing . New ditch in the flower bed to a 24" concrete walk way / border . Under it and continue the new ditch to the water meter .

Under the house , I will install a " Tee " in an existing cold water line and re-feed the house system from a some what different place .

Last thing would be to cut and cap off the spot where the existing exterior water line ties to the existing interior piping .

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I would not use PCV. If you don't want copper then I would be using poly pipe.
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Ayuh,.... The hi-density plastics are 'bout all that's used up here now a days,....

Contractors, 'n water districts alike,...

pvc is a thing of the past,...
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Poly or PEX ?

Why not PVC ? It is inexpensive , available simple technology & I would not need any tools I do not have . And I have run my share of PVC conduit in the past .

I know I would need to use primer , in addition to the cement / glue .

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In my area (coastal SC), PVC is pretty much the standard for buried water lines. 20 foot, belled ended schedule 40.

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Poly comes in rolls so you would have no connections except at the ends. It's just what we use here for underground water.
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I am also considering PEX , for that reason .

Never used PEX , but I have done some research on it , this weekend .

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In my area the water provider tells you what you can install.
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