Water main repair/repipe, galv to copper, pvc?

Old 10-16-06, 02:29 PM
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Question Water main repair/repipe, galv to copper, pvc?

My water supply main has a leak. I had a leak finder come out and locate the leak as well as the path of the pipe and potential splice points. Of course the leak is under a concrete and brick slab that has me considering a bypass of the whole leaking area and possibly trying to spice into the old galvanized 3/4 pipe in the front yard where it takes a turn but before getting to the front sidewalk and supply meter.

1. Should I be considering using copper or pvc for the patch between the old pipe and the house mounted shutoff?
2. If copper, would I just solder connections like most copper plumbing?
3. And which copper pipe should be used?
4. If pvc, which pipe is best?
5. What is the best way to connect to the old galvanized pipe?

Thanks in advance
Old 10-16-06, 02:34 PM
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Might first check code there where you are. See what they say. In Fl you can just use PVC sch 40


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