(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Water Supply line from Street to House

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member cwboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Lynnwood WA
    Posts
    2

    Default Water Supply line from Street to House

    Hi there all,

    Well i was out doing some work beside the house today and i came across the water line running in to the house. (Did not damage it) But i did notice that it is 1 1/4 inch white pex pipe. I had no idea that it was approved for direct bury.

    Now my question is in Lynnwood wa what kind of water line should be used? (is it pex)

    Should it be any more then 11" deep?

    Any and all advice would be great thanks..

    Aaron

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,202
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    PEX is allowed for water services here.
    It should have 24" of cover. Seeing as how it's PEX, 1-1/4" sounds about right.

    I've never seen the ground freeze more then 10" deep around here. The worst was in Mill Creek, farther from the Sound and some of the hills South of Bellevue. Those are about 1,000 feet high.
    Farther away from the Sound and the lakes, it gets much colder in the Winter.
    Last edited by Terry; 06-06-2011 at 09:24 PM.

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member cwboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Lynnwood WA
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks Terry, Should i make an attempt to lower the line below grade or just leave it where it is?

  4. #4
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,653

    Default

    White PVC would be a more common pipe than PEX for a 1 1/4" service line. But even that is supposed to be at least 18" deep.

  5. #5
    In the Trades Tom Sawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    2,940

    Default

    11" around these parts would be frozen solid by the middle of October

Similar Threads

  1. PVC repair irrigation water supply line from the street
    By themp in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-28-2011, 05:58 PM
  2. pipe from house to street in city sewer
    By sweisens in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-14-2011, 06:16 PM
  3. Can a PRV be installed in line between street and house?
    By larrymcg in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-19-2010, 10:21 AM
  4. Shutting off water supply from street
    By dmax56 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-27-2010, 05:40 AM
  5. Water service line from street...
    By OldPete in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-12-2007, 03:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •