? Max flow out of a 5/8' water meter?
How much water can I get to my house from a water meter that is referred to as 5/8" meter?
The water pressure at the meter is 61 PSI. So, how many GPM can I get out the other end and still maintain enough pressure of (letÂs say 20 PSI) to operate lawn sprinklers?
In other words, how limited is the water supply to my house by the fact that I have a 5/8" water meter?
IÂm asking all this because I am taking bids from plumbers to repipe my house. Some have suggested that I oversize the plumbing network in my house to get more pressure/flow. Of course, oversizing, with copper, is more expensive. I thus wonder how much more water flow can I ultimately get by oversizing, when my water bill says I have a 5/8" water meter ?
A related question is: does a 5/8" water meter usually imply that the cityÂs water pipe to my house is also just 5/8" ?! The city seems to want to charge around $2,000 to change the water meter ?!