Making Offset Connections

Making Offset Connections

While trying to install a new meter in an underground concrete vault, Cumberland (Maryland) Water Department employees found the line coming out of the vault was offset from the feeder line. An old coupling, fashioned from poured lead, had been used to correct the misalignment many years ago.

From rerouting old water pipes to connect with newly laid lines or replacing things like underground water meters and valves, it’s a fact of life that underground pipes don’t always align perfectly. In many cases, the only question at that point is how much excavation will be...

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