UNDERGROUND COPPER LINE

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      MasterPlumbers
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      I am running a water-line from my main meter to house and have a question. The length of new line is about 60 feet– what kind of backfill material do I need to lay in the trench? pee-gravel, sand or soil? I want to lay copper and I wondered if that would fine in the plastic-clay soil. The old pipe is PVC and is beginning to crumble.. Thanks!!!!

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      SylvanLMP
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      Personally I only use “K” copper under ground services and only “L” tubing above ground for all my copper applications.

      For back filling I use clean fill or sand BUT you may also want to consider protecting the copper with coal tar enamel just for added insurance.

      The main thing is the back fill should be free from all rocks and other hard materials that can puncture the piping wall.

      This is true for all under ground piping applications



      SylvanLMP

      » This message has been edited by SylvanLMP on 27 September 2001

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