Replaced Main Home Water Line with Copper Line

Awesome Remodels 02.05.14
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:

  • Initial digging near flower bed and underneath driveway
  • new copper line
  • new line under driveway
  • new line; routed to nearest flower bed and down yard; under sidewalk to main city tie in
  • Tie into city main line; they had to come back; the pvc line is my sprinkler system which they forgot to tie back in; I showed this picture and they knew right where to dig to repair
  • Hudson Designs
    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
    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
    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

  • Lrc3
    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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