06:43AM | 12/23/04
Member Since: 12/14/04
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Any idea what this copper pipe is used for? It is in the front yard as you can see in the pic and comes up thru the basement floor, slab hasn't been poured yet...


07:23AM | 12/23/04
Member Since: 12/14/04
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12:25PM | 12/23/04
It looks like your water service pipe. The outside is where it ties into a water meter or your water source and inside the basement is your main water supply. You must be up north. In Kansas we usually bring our services in through the wall. Water services need to be a foot below frost lines.

I presume the PVC pipe is your drainage however it looks like a sharp bend. I don't know for sure that this is a water service because it differs from how we do it in my area but that is what it appears to be.


04:47PM | 12/23/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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just seems a little bit backwards to be putting in the water line ,but not connecting it to the street services at the same time. unless your place has only the city do the connection to the street.

and possibly the white pipe was meant to run the water line through after the pour.


03:44AM | 12/24/04
If the meter box is set we go ahead and connect but usually the city wants a new service stubbed up and they'll make the connection when they do a new city tap into the water main. However we don't delay construction for the city crews.

The white pipe could be a sleeve for the water service but the copper doesn't appear to be inside it. Eagle, what is your thinking about the possible sleeve being for a water line after the pour?


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