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Water Meter Spacer Idler Tube PVC, 5/8" through 1" - Temporary Meter Replacement

Utility Technologies

  • $11.50

Meter Idler tubes are the same spacing as the meter specifications for meters meeting American Water Works Association. They are used for the following:

  • Installing meter couplings in the plumbing system at the correct spacing during construction before the meter is available or provided by the utility.
  • Plumbing in the meter couplings without the weight of the meter during construction.
  • Temporary replacement of a water meter for meter repair, testing, or servicing without using another meter while allowing temporary unmetered water use.
  • Flat rate or unmetered water use in anticipation of future installation of a water meter.
  • Each idler includes 1 set of meter gaskets. If  you intend to reuse, you may want to purchase extra gaskets in our other listings.

Available in 5 sizes for most standard residential and small commercial meters

  • 5/8" x 1/2" water meter (~  1" O.D. threads with 7.5" spacing)
  • 5/8" x 3/4" water meter or 3/4" short body meter (~ 1-1/4" O.D. threads with 7.5" spacing)
  • Full 3/4" water meter (~ 1-1/4" thread O.D. x 9" spacing)
  • 1" water meter (~ 1.5" O.D. thread x 10.75" spacing)
  • 1-1/2" water meter (MALE THREADS) (~ 2-1/4" O.D. thread x 12-5/8" spacing)

We also have Idlers/Spacers for 1-1/2" and 2"  FLANGE END meters listed separately.

If you are unsure about meter sizing, please read our meter sizing FAQ

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