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How do you attach plastic to copper plumbing?
all hardware stores sell adaptors to change from copper to plastic. You solder the adaptor to the copper pipe and attach the plastic pipe to this adaptor using screw clamps to tighten the plastic pipe on the adaptor. To be honest. This answer seems like a bush plumbers answer. To be technically correct. In order for you to connect plastic piping to copper piping one fitting is used and it is called a conex fitting, otherwise called cxc fitting. It has a nut and ring on either side of the joint and this type of fitting can be used on either copper or plastic making it ideal. As you tighten the nut the ring inside tightens onto either the plastic or copper making a water tight connection. It is said above that soldering a copper joint and then attaching it to the plastic pipe is the way but in my experience if you try do that, the heat from the soldering will melt the plastic pipe. Take the safer route and more professional route and use conex fittings.
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Solder, welding , threaded, compression, mechanical joint, lead burning, glue, NO Hub couplings, Flare, poured caulked joint, lead wiping, brazing.
Copper is easy to use and work with. The minerals in water generally do not build up on copper as easily as on galvanized steel. After WWII copper was relatively cheap and ava…ilable in great quantities so the plumbing products industry changed to it as its standard pipe. Now copper is much more expensive and new materials such as plastics are being used. Copper does not rust or perish easily, making it ideal for use in any climate. Copper is also heat and cold resistant and swells and contracts much less than other materials when its temperature changes. Copper resists damage from minor home fires much better than plastic.
\nTo seal and strengthen bonds/joinings.
Because it lasts and is very versatile and can be used for a variety of plumbing applications with amazing results
Unroll it and use as you would normal hard copper. Compression fittings or soldered fittings.
Shut off the water supply, get a fire extinguisher and then disassemble the union and unsweat it
copper has a natural antimicrobial property to it preventing bacterial growth. Also Copper pipe will not build up corrosion & choke off water flow as Steel pipe will. Copper P…iping is also stronger than PVC Pipe and will not crack or break when struck.
Sandpaper, emery cloth or wire brushes sized for the different sizes.
Copper is the metal used for plumbing in houses, there are manyreasons behind it 1. Copper is the main metal for electrical wiring compare withaluminium. 2. Copper is an excel…lent conductor of electricity and heat. 3. Copper is resistant to corrosion and very unreactive. Copper ismalleable which makes it an ideal material for gas pipes and waterpipes. 4. Copper is below hydrogen in the reactivity series and thereforeit does not react with water. 5. Copper lead compounds in water are toxic. It was used forplumbing in the past time. For more information visit at: alliedallcityinc.com
It is usually stuck together using DDT ot adhesive glue which provide a smooth stick between both contrasting surfaces.
They used lead and clay plumbing in ancient Egypt.
Copper is NOT good for plumbing. It was once, when there was no alternative. Now many superior products like PEX are available. They are cheaper, more lasting and more efficie…nt to fit than copper.
Because it is pretty well indestructible, does not break down or rust.
Some plastic plumbing applications can be used for other things such as science projects, Halloween costumes, to unclutter one's home, and other creative things.
Copper plumbing has a protective layer on it to prevent the water from actually touching it. The control of the water is run through valves that move around joints which are a…lso known as elbows to circulate through the home.
Actually i would suggest , please don't use any chemicals or liquids for melting the plastic, and just keep focusing on the condition you are facing try to solving the proper …solutions. Don't get confused or don't apply any wrong step for dissolve plastic without any knowledge. So if you take my opinion you just need to find solutions in easy way and try to find out the more information by taking good advice from colleagues or proper plumbing workers.