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    Default ??? at water main shut off valve

    Something else I've never seen before. 1977 split level. Water pressure was 108 PSI. Anyone seen this before. Any help greatly appreciated.

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    I seen over 120
    What do you need help with?

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    Default Re: ??? at water main shut off valve

    I had pressure that snapped my pressure gauge - over 180.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    I seen over 120
    What do you need help with?
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    I think Bill is inquiring about the C clamp looking thing a ma bob.
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    Default Re: ??? at water main shut off valve

    No issue with the pressure. So I assume you are asking about the device. It is a water meter yoke. The meter is missing and being bypassed with a piece of copper. Perhaps the meter has been relocated to another location (at the street) in which case all is OK. Otherwise someone may be stealing water.


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    Default Re: ??? at water main shut off valve

    Yes I was referring to the device. So it is just something to take up the space where a meter once was? Makes sense. I don't recall seeing a manhole in the yard or street. Thanks for the help.


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    Default Re: ??? at water main shut off valve

    Looks like theft of services Is there a meter somewhere else?


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    Default Re: ??? at water main shut off valve

    Anyone care to explain and develop more info. about this yoke contraption?
    I'd never seen one before the pic, not even in the catalogs.

    If the water company did it, why would they do it this way?
    If a plumber did it, same question. Surely, it's simpler to merely cap off both open ends when isolating, or upstream side valved-off, and the other side capped.
    Or, if connecting across the gap then why not a couple of comp.fittings and a length of cu. tube?

    The amount of superfluous fittings and the odd lay-out suggest ... what?


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    Default Re: ??? at water main shut off valve

    Oh, forgot to add that the ground wire has slipped away from its clamp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom daley View Post
    Anyone care to explain and develop more info. about this yoke contraption?
    I'd never seen one before the pic, not even in the catalogs.

    If the water company did it, why would they do it this way?
    If a plumber did it, same question. Surely, it's simpler to merely cap off both open ends when isolating, or upstream side valved-off, and the other side capped.
    Or, if connecting across the gap then why not a couple of comp.fittings and a length of cu. tube?

    The amount of superfluous fittings and the odd lay-out suggest ... what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Saville View Post
    No issue with the pressure. So I assume you are asking about the device. It is a water meter yoke. The meter is missing and being bypassed with a piece of copper. Perhaps the meter has been relocated to another location (at the street) in which case all is OK. Otherwise someone may be stealing water.
    Per the 2009 IRC P2903.3.1 the maximum static pressure allowed is 80 psi. How do you figure "no issue with the pressure"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harper View Post
    Per the 2009 IRC P2903.3.1 the maximum static pressure allowed is 80 psi. How do you figure "no issue with the pressure"?
    Thanks for that Bob. Code aside I think my acidic well water degraded copper piping would perform like a soaker hose at 108, (or more ), PSI.


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