From the water meter, I have a 1" PVC pipe which is connected underground to a copper pipe leading to our house. The PVC male thread which attaches to the copper female thread has cracked causing a leak. The male connector is gray leading me to believe it is schedule 80. I would prefer not to use another threaded connection and have read several posts on this subject. I am interested in a Dresser-like connector with bolts to tighten but am not sure which specific one to purchase.
1) Are the brass or plastic compression couplings available at Home Depot good enough or should I try to find a Dresser type one with bolts?
2) Can anyone recommend a specific coupling to purchase?
3) Would it be better to attach a brass threaded nipple to the copper female to allow connection, per HJ, or would it be better to just cut off the copper female and connect to the copper pipe?