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I recently purchased a house in Lafayette, CA and had a water main pipe leak, enough to where the water company came and turned off the water. A plumber came and found the cause, a tree root pushed up on the pipe causing the break. Unfortunately, the water main pipe is made of thick-walled black vinyl or plastic, about 1.3in OD. The plumber said that he very rarely sees this type of pipe and that he thinks it was used in the 70's and 80's and then discontinued. He doesn't know how to fix this type of pipe as it is not made anymore and there are no fittings for it. He is recommending replacement of the main line, which is ~800 ft of pipe from the meter to my house, down a hill.

Can anyone here identify this type of pipe and how it can be fixed? Where can I find fittings for it? I'm really in a jam because the water to my house is off and I really don't want to spend 10k or likely more completely replacing the main water line!

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Andrew
 

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