gate valve, tar below, need to replace and add new
Buying a new house - here is a link to the water entering the home thru the slab from the curb.
This is 3/4" plumbing. Have a 3/4" Jet Swet also to aid in repair.
Question - anyone know what is up with the tar? Is this a known repair strategy or just the previous home owner being creative?
I was thinking of just leaving the gate valve in place fully open and using the Jet Swet to solder a ball valve on top and then add a regulator. Possibly the path of least resistance vs disturbing the tar.
Any thoughts/tips appreciated.