Copper pipe flow meter install


#41

@nmstough, I’m not sure if you saw my reply in this thread, but you’ll need to either reconnect to the original 3/4" copper pipe, or replace the copper below the back flow with PVC – like this:


#42

The 1 inch underneath is so I do not use a 1inch to 3/4 inch ball valve (Ball valves have a smaller pass through than the 3/4 Copper) as my supply is 3/4 Copper. Eventually, I will replace the 3/4 inch supply before the valve box to 1 inch Copper, so that will negate me having the 1 inch to 3/4 inch Sharkbite reducer.


#43

I could also replace the fittings like the picture above using 1 inch PVC to valve box…(little more work and probably not for every home owner to do)…


#44

Why not use a 1"x3/4" reducing coupler to go from the flow meter to the 3/4" copper pipe? Then you dont have the ball valve and you have the full flow through?


#45

I’m going to be installing my meter in the next couple of days and was wondering how critical it is to use the Sharkbite brand of coupling. I went to my local plumbing supply store and they carry Tectite vs. Sharkbite. I’ve included a picture of the package and the inside of the coupling. It says use with CU/CPVC/PEX and the store said it should work. I have my doubts, though, so please let me know.

Thanks!



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#46

@nmstough
Because a 1" PVC X 3/4" CTS (Copper Tube Size) SharkBite reducing coupler does not exist, hence the recommendation to use that 25551LFball valve :unamused:


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#49

Nice install @jjon90 !


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