DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
  • Enter Our Dog Days of Summer BBQ Giveaway Now! ENDING SOON

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi;
Can anyone tell me what type of connection the outflow side of the water meter (USA, NJ) is?
It looks like a union to me, but I'm not sure.
The supply is 3/4", so I'm fairly sure that the meter is 3/4".

Thanks

FW
 

·
GC/Master Plumber/Mech
Joined
·
1,517 Posts
Hi;
Can anyone tell me what type of connection the outflow side of the water meter (USA, NJ) is?
It looks like a union to me, but I'm not sure.
The supply is 3/4", so I'm fairly sure that the meter is 3/4".

Thanks

FW

A little more info please such as

what are trying to do?
Upgrading service?
Adding sprinkler system?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
A little more info please such as

what are trying to do?
Upgrading service?
Adding sprinkler system?
I need to replace a section of pipe between the meter and the rest of the system.
I replaced a lot of it on Saturday, but while inspecting for leaks in the meter closet, I found that the pipe going out from the meter to my new plumbing was pretty bad.
Today, I found that it is already starting to drip.

I can take a photo, but it's late now, so I'll do it tomorrow morning.

FW
 

·
GC/Master Plumber/Mech
Joined
·
1,517 Posts
I'm sure how it is there but all that I have done where the fitting off the meter to the house is compression fitting. Where as there is a 3/4" 90deg fitting. then between the fitting there is a rubber washer and is coupled with a nut. Most water jurisdictions require a licensed plumber to make this connection and must have rigid pipe out of the meter can. Believe me when I tell you to check with you local water service provider. If you break anything in the meter can to include service to the meter it can get very EXPENSIVE.

Also depending on service requirements when the can was set fitting sizes may be different than 3/4"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
I'm sure how it is there but all that I have done where the fitting off the meter to the house is compression fitting. Where as there is a 3/4" 90deg fitting. then between the fitting there is a rubber washer and is coupled with a nut. Most water jurisdictions require a licensed plumber to make this connection and must have rigid pipe out of the meter can. Believe me when I tell you to check with you local water service provider. If you break anything in the meter can to include service to the meter it can get very EXPENSIVE.

Also depending on service requirements when the can was set fitting sizes may be different than 3/4"
So, maybe I just won't touch the meter at all.
I could just replace from the first joint onwards. There is that old ball valve that I would like to replace, but if it's going to require hiring a licensed plumber, then I'll leave it alone too.

I hadn't thought much of damage to the meter. It seems to be a very solid can (as you call it).

I'll take another look at it tomorrow morning and decide how much I really need to replace.

Thanks for the advice

Edit: I looked up my township code, and found absolutely nothing about plumbing. If it's going to be an issue, it might be with the water utility, but not the township, as it appears to me.
This said, my 10yr old water heater does have a tag indicating that it passed plumbing inspection. Perhaps because it is a gas appliance?
Maybe I'm not looking deeply enough into the township code.

FW
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top