OK, I could probably find the "right" answer with a little searching, but I'd like some feed back to go with it. For outside tap, what is everyone's prefered setup for connection? And, how do you guys feel about plastic compression fittings like Quest Tee's on copper? This subject came up talking to a code enforcement individual. My question was what they would allow for POC in that district. I have some water districts that insist on copper into the backflow, and I have some that allow PVC. Inspectors question for me was ........"does code allow plastic?". I had to pull over to finish the conversation. Just because uniform code allows something doesn't make it locally OK. I haven't worked anywhere here in KS that will allow anything but copper from meter to the house. Most districts require brass compression tee's w/ locks. Others will allow brass w/o locks. Most are OK with me comming off the brass tee w/ PVC into my DC. I like to use a 1" FA threaded onto the compression tee's threads. Very heavy w/ the thread tape and install the FA first so I can see it seat. Also, on this subject, I ran across some 1" globe angle valves at a surplus/bargain shop. They had "BK" stamped on them in ink. female inlet w/ union and male outlet. Solid round black plastic handle. Anyone ever seen one of these before? They had a half dozen or so and wanted less than 7 bucks each. I'm thinking about going back.