Leak at water meter

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Old 02-07-15, 06:14 AM
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Leak at water meter

I have a leak inside the water meter "well". I called the water company and had them check to make sure that it wasn't on them.
They found that the leak is at the 'nut' where the supply line from the house (PVC) fastens to the meter.
How hard is this to replace and can it be done from inside the meter well without digging outside it?
Thanks for any advice !!!!
 
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Got a picture?
Guessing you mean the union.
 
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If a union is used to fasten PVC to the outlet of the water meter then that would be where the leak is .
 
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It would help if you can dry out the pipe/fitting so you can observe just where the leak is. You might need to turn off the water at the meter for a little bit until you get it dry enough.
 
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Leak

Try tightening the connection between the house supply to the meter.
 
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It's possible the leak is at the union. Another common leak point is where the pipe passes under the well box. Often the box is supported by stacked bricks that can shift and knick or cut the pipe. The only way you'll find out what's going on is to start digging. Almost nothing can be done inside the meter box as there is not enough room so usually you have to dig and remove the box and over dig around the suspected leak.
 
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Are you sure the water company won't fix this for you? They usually handle everything up to the water shutoff or water meter at the curb... and this sounds like it's more likely on 'their' side than yours. Most water companies don't like you touching the meter anyway.

Of course every company is different, but it might be worth asking before you start doing too much digging.
 
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