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Old 02-17-2015, 07:01 AM   #16
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Ahh yes. You're getting a taste of our Winters!

It's quite interesting... -40 (static) is what we normally get. In fact last Winter we hit -56. This year I don't think we've hit -40 once. We've been puddling around at -15 to -20 or so. It's been unseasonably mild for us.

Welcome to the wonderful world of climate change I guess!

Ayuh,.... Don't drink the koolaid,... It's called the Weather,....
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Climate does change and there isn't a frigging thing that we can do about it.

It was much hotter during dinosaurs. Colder during wooly mammoths. Actually for about 70 years the Thames froze every winter.
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Climate does change and there isn't a frigging thing that we can do about it.
Well, that's not really true, we can... or at least we can slow the process to a crawl if we wish. It's more a matter of we won't, until it's too late anyway.
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Ayuh,.... Don't drink the koolaid,... It's called the Weather,....
Not to sidetrack the thread but a few years ago it was koolaide, but today the vast majority of (highly qualified and unbiased) researchers are on side with the idea of climate change and global warming. It's considered a reality now instead of a concept or theory as it used to be.
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underground piping and supposed climate change do not mix here.
Please take it to the Board Room if you want to change the topic....

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Hi, plumbing noob here with (hopefully) a simple question. My wife and I are building and outdoor BBQ/cooking area and we would like to have access to water out there without having to get out the garden hose and run it across the driveway. I'd like to run underground pipe to a spigot, and later a sink, but do not know what kind of pipe I should be using.

Here is where the water enters the house, which is directly across the driveway from where we're trying to get.



I could easily remove the faucet, install a T ahead of it, and come off of that, under about 25' of dirt driveway, and end up where I want to be. My question is how to accomplish this.

The outdoor plumbing is galvanized, but I've read that I shouldn't be using that anymore because it corrodes.

Copper is ridiculously expensive, and I don't see how that wouldn't just turn to dust underground either.

PVC is out because we'll be using this water for food preparation, so it has to be drinkable, and afaik, PVC is not safe to carry drinking water.

From the small amount of searching I've done, it seems like "black poly pipe" comes up a lot as a suggestion. The only type of "black poly pipe" I'm familiar with is something like this



which I've always associated with irrigation or drainage pipe. Is this really what I should be using for my water supply? I'm also leery about using it because it seems so flimsy, like it's liable to break or abrade from shifting ground, rocks, etc.
I ran 1 1/2" PVC Electrical Pipe under ground with PVC sweep 90*degree bends at both ends with a stub up to desired height and ran 1/2" Pex through the 1 1/2" PVC sleeve. 2 pex 1/2" fit into sleeve. The 90* sweep bends make it easy to push or pull in the PEX instead of Plumbing Pipe fittings.
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Warmed? Why? How?
Nothing I will ever do, but just curious.
You warm it with a torch so they go together easy. like the guys that lay tile they heat the back of tile with a torch for easy razor cutting. this is an answer to another posters question about the black plastic pipe and fittings.

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