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Old 06-15-01, 05:08 PM
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How do you connect a lead main water feed to
a copper line ?
 
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Old 06-15-01, 05:19 PM
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I doubt that you have a lead main water feed. It is galvanized steel.
Use two wraps of teflon tape on all male threads (clockwise only).
Since you have two different types of metal you will need a di-electric union to prevent electrolysis corrosion.
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Old 06-15-01, 05:35 PM
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thank you for your help, but I think this pipe lead, it
is quite old and it very flexible, but I'm being carefull
not to crimp it. but if you have another idea I would appreciate it

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Old 06-16-01, 06:27 AM
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IF you have a lead water supply pipe, you should replace it immediately.
Check with your local Health Department or call the US EPA at 1-800-424-LEAD regarding lead hazards or 1-800-426-4791 about the dangers of lead in drinking water.
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