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Awesome Remodels 02.05.14

Replaced Main Home Water Line with Copper Line

Main Water line Replaced from House; from house to tie in to main city water supply

*Options I considered for this project:

1. Find the Leak, drill down into concrete, fix leak and patch up driveway

2. Burrow underneath driveway to find leak and repair

3. Replace Line

*Questions and unexpected events that arose during the project:

How to find the leak - need listening device from professional plumber

How to repair once leak was found - how much concrete to tear up and replace

Cost of Copper Line and whether that was good investment

* Cost Comments:

6 Comments Displaying 6 of 6 comments
  • George Atlanta, GA
    The main supply is a copper line and is fine. The outside faucet, on the patio was dripping from the spout, as well as, leaking inside the wall. Upon opening the wall, I found the old connecting joint to the faucet was not sodered, but dry fitted
  • Hudson Designs Loganville, GA
    Brass is an alloy of copper, so Brass to copper is better than metal to copper.
  • REGGIE N Mc Kinney, TX
    The did a nice job and felt like they priced it much cheaper than a local franchise plumber.
  • KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    your lucky to live in such a warm climate...our water lines here are 6 to 8 feet below grade...this is our frost depth...digging a hole that big...can cost some serious bucks!
  • Hudson Designs Loganville, GA
    Your old line, why was it leaking?

    I have seen many times in the past that sand in the water can over time cut into copper and cause the leak. Any reason you

  • Solder joints under ground are not allowed on many water systems because the minerals will over time leech the minerals out of the solder, then a solder joint leak. Flare or compression fittings are usually required. There are some great non-solder joint
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