water meter

  1. Will_

    Water meter connection new build

    I have to use 3/4" CTS Polyethylene to go from the water meter to my house: https://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/pipe-fittings/polypipe-fittings/3-4-sdr-9-250-psi-blue-ultra-cts-potable-water-poly-pipe/59110/p-1444431563454-c-8570.htm The outlet on the meter is 1". **This seemed to confuse...
  2. DripSplashDrip

    Water meter issue

    This past summer I was billed for an extremely high amount of water. The city installed a new water meter and it still showed unusually high water consumption. As a result, I have checked for leaks everywhere and cannot find one. The water consumed over one week can be twice the amount as...
  3. Sandy Paskins

    Meter and pipe size for multiple homes

    My husband and I recently purchased a small mobile home park in Tallahassee, Florida. The majority of the homes are small singlewides with 1 or 2 bathrooms. The road is 700 feet long with 8 homes evenly spaced on either side, all of them on septic. Right now there is 1 residential water meter...
  4. Kyle the Donkey

    400' residential water line. What size should I use

    I am going to hook up to the city water line for a small 30' Yurt. My Yurt is 400 feet from the road. I have the option of installing a 1" or 1 1/2" water line with matching tap, meter, etc. I am concerned about the water pressure and volume of water at the Yurt because of the distance. The...
  5. Terry

    Water meter digging tool, Need access to turn the water off

    Water meter digging tool, and needing access to turn the water off with the wrench. Sometimes the meter is covered up pretty well with dirt, and scratching the dirt out by hand can be tough. Here I took some 2" ABS from the truck and cut an angle on the end to turn it into a digging tool. It...
  6. Dylan

    How are the Smart Leak Detectors?

    Our local utility in San Diego, CA, is offering a $100 rebates for qualified smart leak detectors. Are any of these worth getting? For the external Flume or StreamLab monitor, we'd be about $100 out of pocket and more for the plumbed devices. We have access to our water meter so we can just...
  7. Jrangelini

    Pressure fluctuations causing leak detection triangle to move intermittently?

    I am struggling to make sense of the movement of the leak detection triangle on my water meter. I had a leak in the garage (evidenced by moisture coming through the slab), and after various vicissitudes (e.g., having the leak detection company jack-hammer the pipes, which apparently had been...
  8. Jamy

    New water line 1000 feet long

    Running a 1000 feet of new water line (pvc]. The meter has been installed but with the recent rain, is under water due to the hole that was dug. My question is, since I can't see the connections; what do I need to connect this pvc line to the installed meter? Not A Plumber ......
  9. jpublic123

    Water meter washer replacement DIY questions

    Just discovered a leak on the house side of the water meter. About 99% sure it's a failed washer because it's leaking the same way it did on the street side about a year ago, and the city crew that fixed it told me it was a failed washer. The pipe to the house is metal, not sure what kind...
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