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    Default Plumbing Question - What is this pipe?

    Does anyone know what this pipe is coming out of the exterior wall of my house just below my hose spigot? I have one by each of the hose spigots around my house. The pipe appears to have some sort of wire coiled up around it and has a soldered on cap. Is this an interior house water pipe? I hope! I want to use it for a misting system if it is since the house water is filtered and softened. Sorry for the bad picture it was the only one I had. House was built in 06'. Thanks.
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    Are you sure it's not a gas line?

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    Condensate drain line from your attic HVAC equipment.... does it drip when you run your AC? check it next time.
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    If its a copper line, it should be an irrigation line. Does it have a wire wrapped around it?

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    Thanks for responding guys.

    The house is on a slab.

    It's not a gas line for sure nor is it a condensation line for the A/C.

    I think it's likely an irregation line as PropWorks West suggests, it appears to be a 1/2" in diamater pipe, it's copper for sure, it's capped and it has a wire wrapped around it. Which now I assume the wire is for an anti siphon valve for outdoor irrigation.

    Oh well I was hoping it was house water but in my mind it didn't really make sense. My guess is this pipe is directly connected to the same pipe the hose spigot is connected to.
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    The wire will go to a location more than likely in the garage for the irrication timer. You can use that pipe for a water supply no problem. You can solder on a parker valve or a regular spigot. It is the same water supply as the rest of the house

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    Quote Originally Posted by PropWorks West View Post
    The wire will go to a location more than likely in the garage for the irrication timer. You can use that pipe for a water supply no problem. You can solder on a parker valve or a regular spigot. It is the same water supply as the rest of the house
    Thanks for confirming this. I now know what these lines are. The way my house is plumbed is the exterior water faucets and my current one station watering system are on a separate line from the water going into the house where I have a water softener and whole house filter. I was hoping the mystery pipe was on the interior water system so that I could solder on a fitting and attach my patio misting system to it.

    This house is in Needles and the water is hard and full of sediment which wreaks havoc on my misting system. They make exterior softeners and strainers to solve the problem but if I could have attached to the house water system I would kill two birds with one stone and not have to hang all this crap off my split hose bib.
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