Galvanized water line


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Old 10-25-10, 05:42 AM
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Galvanized water line

I recently had a plumber over to repair a leak I had in my front yard in the main line from the street to my house. He told me that because I started using fertilizer on my grass then I will have to eventually replace the entire galvanized line due to corrosion. I find this hard to believe that my house (built in 1967) is just now experiencing corrosion issues due to my one season of fertilizer use.

On another side note- I'm in the process of getting irrigation quotes and was told by one company that the main line needed to be a certain size in order to use as an effective irrigation source. What should I replace it with and can I increase the size of the pipe to help pressure issues that we experience when running more than 1 or 2 water-related items?
 
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Old 10-25-10, 06:19 AM
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Galvanized pipes eventually rot, with or without fertilizer. For years, copper was used as a replacement. I don't know if PVC or Pex is used these days. A larger pipe doesn't always mean more pressure.
 
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Old 10-25-10, 02:47 PM
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>>>On another side note- I'm in the process of getting irrigation quotes and was told by one company that the main line needed to be a certain size in order to use as an effective irrigation source. What should I replace it with and can I increase the size of the pipe to help pressure issues that we experience when running more than 1 or 2 water-related items?
 
 

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