What Do I Need to Know Re: Replacing a Copper Water Line /Street
I live on a dead end street with 5 other property owners. We recently had a water leak repaired and was told that the line was installed in 1929 and it was suggested that it should be replaced. Since it is a private way, the town will not replace it. My questions are: what is the life span of 2" water line in the street in MA? Also what should I be looking for/requesting when obtaining an estimate from a contractor ie special type of copper, guarantee, type of flux, etc. This is all new to me and I don't know what to look for or require in an estimate. Is it possible there is more life in this copper water line and we should wait to replace? Thanks very much.