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The Generator will arrive next week and there will be extra smaller panel to the left for all the circuits that will be powered by it.
 

Porkchop

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Thanks everybody for the advice. We got two quotes one for $7000 for replacing the entire line with copper pipe and one for 3500 for PEX pipe which I’m not sure is a great idea because it does snow here and gets cold in the winter and Ive read that the PEX doesn’t handle cold or pressure very well. So the plan now is to borrow some money and either get the cheaper guy to run PVC or rent a trench digger and dig a 3 foot deep trench around the driveway so that we don’t have to rebuild it and then run some PVC schedule 40 and hire plumbers just to connect the ends to the meter and our existing steel service line
 
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Thanks everybody for the advice. We got two quotes one for $7000 for replacing the entire line with copper pipe and one for 3500 for PEX pipe which I’m not sure is a great idea because it does snow here and gets cold in the winter and Ive read that the PEX doesn’t handle cold or pressure very well. So the plan now is to borrow some money and either get the cheaper guy to run PVC or rent a trench digger and dig a 3 foot deep trench around the driveway so that we don’t have to rebuild it and then run some PVC schedule 40 and hire plumbers just to connect the ends to the meter and our existing steel service line
Pex and poly handle freeze much better than copper or PVC. I don't know where you read that PEX doesn't handle cold, but PEX and poly will expand when water freezes within it and actually is less conductive than copper so less likely to freeze in the first place. In Idaho, the run from the meter to my house is 1.25" poly, the house is PEX and the irrigation outside is 1" poly.
 
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there might be other better tests out there, this one is 4 years old and for what i remember the 1st big test i watched
 
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Pex and poly handle freeze much better than copper or PVC. I don't know where you read that PEX doesn't handle cold, but PEX and poly will expand when water freezes within it and actually is less conductive than copper so less likely to freeze in the first place. In Idaho, the run from the meter to my house is 1.25" poly, the house is PEX and the irrigation outside is 1" poly.

I was wondering the same thing. Copper doesn't handle cold well at all. I think the only person who would tell you copper is better for cold is a plumber who wants you to pay double for them to run copper.
 

Porkchop

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there might be other better tests out there, this one is 4 years old and for what i remember the 1st big test i watched
Thats crazy! Granted, we aren't dealing with a hose fitting like that, but still, great info!

I was wondering the same thing. Copper doesn't handle cold well at all. I think the only person who would tell you copper is better for cold is a plumber who wants you to pay double for them to run copper.

Yeah, thats the feeling we get from this guy. Flashy truck, talks a mile a minute and mansplains everything we ask about. I'll pass.