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    Default What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    What was this device doing in the crawlspace of a townhouse? Does it look like it is installed correctly?

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    Water meter with remote sensor (the wire lead)
    I would think support for the meter itself would be required but I've never seen that before. We put meters here in a box underground.

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    It's fine, except they didn't install shut offs at either end to allow the water company to change or service the unit.


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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    Never seen a water meter installed like that or in that type of location. Seems very funky. You'd probably have to contact the water department for info on their requirements for placement.

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    The management company could be doing their own metering and charging for the water used. Just a guess. Is the development on a community water system?


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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    looks like poly tubing down there, i'm sure you wrote that up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James Duffin View Post
    The management company could be doing their own metering and charging for the water used. Just a guess. Is the development on a community water system?
    Yes, most likely the supply to whole complex is metered out at the road. I thought it was a funky installation as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    looks like poly tubing down there, i'm sure you wrote that up.
    No, I did not. It is PEX, with metal connectors, OK in my book.

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    Possibly a sub-meter to meter water usage for hose bibs which would be charged for water only. Many jurisdictions allow use of sub-meters so owners don't pay for sewer charges for outdoor water use. Would need to determine where the line goes downstream of meter.


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    Sub-meter?? Let's see Jerry find an avatar for that!

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    sorry john

    but from the picture the tubing looks like the gray deadly color of POLY, and crawl spaces is where you find.
    how old is the house /

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Errickson View Post
    Sub-meter?? Let's see Jerry find an avatar for that!
    Jon, I've added "submeter" to my vocabulary anyway. Submarines use water, too, don't they?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    sorry john

    but from the picture the tubing looks like the gray deadly color of POLY, and crawl spaces is where you find.
    how old is the house /

    cvf
    No harm done Charlie, I know you meant well.
    It's a 2004 house. PEX has become the pipe of choice where I live. All you need is a package of rings and the tool can be rented for a few bucks.

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    Default Re: What was this device doing in the crawlspace?

    It looks like gas line connecting with a meter from main line to home line. But, I have not seen meter fixed there because most of the meters are fixing at out side of the line not under the home line.


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