Pipe depth

tim45z10April 30, 2011

I want to run a water line up close to the house. How deep is the run supposed to be?

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dan_martyn

Tim,

If your in California it probably does not have to be very deep. Is this an irrigation pipe which would be drained? or is this a continuous pressure supply pipe for something? It only needs to be below frost depth I would guess 12"-18" but you should always check with your AHJ local Authority Having Jurisdiction, the Plumbing inspector or building inspector.

Hope that helps,

Dan

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 5:52PM
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brickeyee

"I want to run a water line up close to the house. How deep is the run supposed to be?"

Depending on your location anything from a few inches in southern Florida to many feet in Minnesota.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 8:34PM
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lazypup

Per code the line must be a minimum of 12" or 6" below your average frost line, whichever is greater.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 9:08PM
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tim45z10

Sorry about that. I didn't think about frost line living in San Diego. I will bury it 12 inches deep. I should be good with that. Thank you for your responses.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2011 at 11:07PM
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