Lead water line
Posted by Ted Budzinski on May 25, 1999 at 01:51:50:
Tried upgrading steel water line to copper. While trying to undo the steel lines sprung a leak on the outside
(street side) of the water meter. Had to get the water shut off to the house.

While exposing the leak I found the steel pipe connected to lead piping going out to the street.

How do I connect copper pipe to the lead pipe ???? Help !! Help!!. I don't want to dig up the lead pipe
to the street. (big money) It's about 75 feet or more to the street.

All the pipe size looks to be 1/2 inch and the previous connection looks like the lead was melted (sweated)
on the steel pipe...

Can copper and lead pipe by hooked together?????


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