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Running water from house to shed

Posted by rredogg 5/Chicago Area (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 21, 05 at 21:59

I plan on running electric from my house to a shed (maybe 80 feet) and was thinking about running a water line out there also. This would be used for gardening purposes.

what type of line should I be running out there. Copper, plastic or what? I live in the Chicago area and would be concerned with freezing during the winter.

Thanks in advance for the help, rredogg

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RE: Running water from house to shed

I have done this twice; both times with 1" Poly pipe. For the barn: I ran the poly line from its source, in the basement, to the barn below the frostline (approx. 45") at the barn I installed a frostfree hydrant. Done deal, six years no problems of any sort and no winterization necessary. To the shed I ran poly line approximately 18" below the surface, with a pipe puller, this line gets blown out in late October. four years no problems of any kind. Leaving poly pipe pressurized is a point of contention for some as are it's flow characteristics. Works fine for me.
You could probably go for schedule 40 and fill your bucket 30% faster, for only four times as much $, but why?

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