Water Main To House Leaking

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  1. C B Russell

    C B Russell New Member

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    Dug and found the leak. A BB size hole about a foot from PVC transition to copper on copper side. Need suggestions on proper way to repair?
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    CB Russell
     

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  2. OLD TIMER

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    do you know how to solder?
     
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  4. WorthFlorida

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    For some reason and many forums some complain of copper pipes leaking like this. Pin wholes sizes inside homes. Depending on the length of copper you maybe better off changing the entire length with new soft copper or PVC. Why is there a transition of material? Could the PVC have been copper at one time?
     
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    Cut out a good portion of the copper and resection it with a piece of pex, a Sharkbite coupling, and a Sharkbite slip coupling.
     
  6. OLD TIMER

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    sharkbite has a special wrap they make for wrapping their fittings when their installed under ground. I would use it.
     
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    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    In many areas, they require at least 3' of copper at either end of a PVC main. Plumbers use the PVC because it is cheaper, not better.
     
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    My home in in Palm Beach County built in 1990, was all copper. From the meter it was PVC but at the home from the ground into the home above grade was copper. My present home built in 2007 in Orange County, all CPVC and PVC from the meter to the house shut off. Nowadays, 100% PEX but not sure what is used from the meter. Probably local codes will vary.

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