Connecting to 3/4" copper

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cviscount
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Connecting to 3/4" copper

Post by cviscount » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:30 am

Good Day
I'm curious as to how the water meter connects to the my 3/4" copper line? I see there are bolts on each end, does that mean that it uses a compression method of connecting? There is no mention of how that works. Would this work with PEX as well?
Thanks, CV

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Re: Connecting to 3/4" copper

Post by Jameson » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:08 am

Our water meters have NPT (National Pipe Thread) connections. You can connect stainless steel directly to your 3/4" Copper line. If you are using sweat fittings you will need a copper 3/4" NPT female to 3/4 sweat fitting. These are available at any hardware store.
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Yes, you can also connect to PEX provided you have a PEX to 3/4" NPT female (also available at any store that carries PEX)
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Be sure to mount your water meter so that the dial is flat (horizontal) and facing up.
Jameson
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