Sleeving copper water main

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Seattle38, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Seattle38

    Seattle38 New Member

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    Ok, installing 1 inch type L soft for a new service line between the meter and the house. I want to sleeve the line in something to protect it from roots and rocks. I can't do rigid PVC because it's not a straight shot.

    Would corrugated flexible plastic drain pipe work ok?

    I read something somewhere about reactivity between copper and this type of pipe. If not, this would work best due to its flexibility.

    Thanks!
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Get a roll of PVC. Not the ridged kind used for irrigation lines. This will follow the bends in the trench and be a lot cheaper.
  3. Inspektor Ludwig

    Inspektor Ludwig Journeyman/Inspector

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    Get some Poly, see people use it all the time, works great.
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