Moving Water Meter from Horizontal to Vertical Position

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by jluksic, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. jluksic

    jluksic New Member

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    on well water... rearranging furnance area and need to re-position the water meter from a horizontal position (neer floor) to vertical position (parallel to wall)... any potential problems with the water meter being in a vertical position...?
  2. Master Plumber 101

    Master Plumber 101 In the Trades

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    You will want the meter in the horizontal position. Look for the size of the meter and spread and see if you can purchase a Meter Horn from a local (Plumbing supply store) Meters are labled 1-4. Make sure you put a full flow ball valve before and after meter.
  3. jluksic

    jluksic New Member

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    plan to use same water meter... but why must it be in a horizontal position?
  4. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

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    Only problem is that most manufacturers don't certify the accuracy of meter in the vertical flow position. If some water utility is collecting money based on the meter they won't want you changing it, which usually involves breaking the seal.

    There is an assembly called a "meter horn" or "meter resetter" that allows the meter to be installed horizontally in a vertical pipe run. Most utilities have them or you can buy one from USABLUEBOOK. https://usabluebook-onramp.com/cgi-...gm=unixgrep.bbx&itemdesc=meter resetter&class=

    There is also one called a meter insetter.
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