Copper Water Main


Old 04-07-03, 10:13 AM
Marko F
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Question Copper Water Main

My copper water main comes up through a 2' x 2' hole in my 4' basement slab that is a bout 1.5' deep. Everytime we have alot of rain, maybe once or twice a year, this hole fills with water, that I have to pump out. The copper pipe has since turned green up to the point where the water level has been at it's highest.

Is this going to cause me problems in the future. Will the pipe be weakened or eventually start to leak becuase it has started to turn green? If so, what can I do to rfix the problem.

I live in a split level home and the basement is only four feet below grade, I assume that is why the pipe comes up through the floor and not the wall.

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Old 04-07-03, 10:16 AM
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One other point. The green part of the copper is a couple feet before the main shut off valve.
Old 04-07-03, 12:43 PM
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Your soil may be a little acidic, turning the copper green where it has gotten wet for a period of time.
Don't worry about it unless it starts leaking. It could last for many years like that.
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