I am looking at adding water meters to my park. I should have done this a long time ago. My concern is freeze protection as I’m assuming the meters will be placed below the home. My park is in MN, where freezing can be a big issue. For freeze protection I am thinking about is…placing a tube about 18-24 inches round directly over the water supply between the ground and the home. I would place the meter inside this tube, with just a water line running out of the tube to the homes water hookup. I would then insulate the tube likely inside and out. Does this seem feasible?
Or, it you have another idea altogether, I would love to hear what has worked for you. I would prefer something that uses ground heat rather than electric to protect the meter. I would think the tenant would then heat tape the water line after the meter. Thanks for your ideas!
Also, how do you brace or support the water meter? so that its not just hanging there stressing the connections?