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Boss Ross

I currently move water from my meter approx 270 meters to my house. The 1/2 in black pipe it is running through is over 4 years old. It has many leak from the pipe and the plastic connections. What would be a better type pipe to replace it - Galvanized steel, PVC... etc ?

The connection at the meter is 1/2 inch. I am thinking of using 3/4 inch pipe and a reducer to connect to the meter. I think that would give me more water at my house -would it? Would the difference in price from 1/2 to 3/4 inch pipe make it worth while?

If you know the price of the pipe please tell me that also.

 

Thanks,

Ross

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SkyMan

I would use HDPE pipe. I think the 3/4 rolls are probably 100m. Find the fittings you need first.  Atlantic HW probably.  All fairly cheap.  Going to 3/4 may help some but you may want upgrade your meter to 3/4 also but your bill will be higher.

Best to bury it. 

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Boss Ross

Thanks Sky Man. What is HDPE, plastic, PVC?  How does it connect, are the ends threaded or do you need special connection?

 

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Headshot

PPR is the best pipe, but you need to get a heat welder to make the connections, since glue doesn't work for this pipe. On the plus side, it is impervious to sunlight, once the joints are made you never have to worry about them, and it is pretty much indestructible in normal use (unless it is on the surface and vehicles are running over it). It is available in many hardware stores here. PPR has fittings for every application, including (but not limited to) those shown below. The pipe found here is normally white, but green may be used for water.

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Goetz1965

If you look for a reliable plumber I can recommend a guy at Cebu Home Builders in Banilad.

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Boss Ross
1 hour ago, Goetz1965 said:

If you look for a reliable plumber I can recommend a guy at Cebu Home Builders in Banilad.

 

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Boss Ross

Thanks to all for the replies. I went with 1/2 inch GI Pipe. It was available locally and they delivered. I needed to do this job tomorrow.

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RogerDat

And unfortunately, you will probably be doing it again in the next 3 years, based on my own experience. The water here is very corrosive.

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Headshot

Make sure they use plenty of Teflon tape in the threads, or you will have problems long before three years is up.

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SkyMan
6 hours ago, Boss Ross said:

What is HDPE, plastic, PVC?

High Density PolyEthylene.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-density_polyethylene

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5 hours ago, Headshot said:

PPR is the best pipe,

Inside the house I'd agree but I wouldn't want to pay for a 270m run.

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57 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

Inside the house I'd agree but I wouldn't want to pay for a 270m run.

It wasn't that bad (my MCWD run is about that long), and I will never have to replace it. We trenched down the middle of our concrete street to install it, and then cemented over it, so it is completely protected. Nobody in the Philippines takes durability into account when they buy stuff. Quite often, the cheapest choice is also the worst choice.

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5 hours ago, Boss Ross said:

Thanks to all for the replies. I went with 1/2 inch GI Pipe. It was available locally and they delivered. I needed to do this job tomorrow.

i'd recommend using unions every three or four (8M?) lengths for maintenance purposes rather than too long a run with just socket couplings.

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SkyMan

My next house will be all PPR but it will still be HDPE from the pump house. Right now i'm buying a roll to use as electrical conduit. I'm a bit partial to it because there's a manufacturer less than a mile from my house.  I wouldn't want my water going through GI pipes, especially considering a potential leaky coupling every 3 meters. 

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