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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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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.
I think it stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride.
plumbing i would pick copper because you want the metal that could bent ti make pipes and tanks and below hydrogen in the reactivity series so it doesn't rect with water coppe…r is great for this. correct me if i'm wrong
In general, the latest recommendations are to use PEX piping over copper even though copper has been the most popular solution for decades now. With the recent i…ncrease in copper values, the price of the job to do a full copper install can be much higher than PEX. Also, there are a number of thefts occurring where thieves will go into houses that are only occupied a few months out of the year and strip all of the copper plumbing in order to sell it. PEX plumbing has a lower cost, and is easier to install. In addition to all of these benefits it is also quieter, and does not expand and contract with the temperature like metal does.
Copper Bottom, Plastic Handle Saucepan . A copper bottomed pan conducts heat much better and more evenly than steel or aluminum and a plastic handle does not; making it nic…e and cool to handle.
Insulate cold water lines and fittings as much as possible to help with condensation issue.
With a commpression fitting found at Home Depot With an IPS or FIPS adapter as Compression is not allowed in civilized countries or places that actually have some type… of model plumbing codeANS 3 - You can join copper to PEX or other plastics of the same OD with compression fittings including Push style 'O' ringed fittings like 'Sharkbite' - Consult your local plumbing code or plumbing inspectors, -and don't be scared off by plumbing companies who have a vested interest in doing things the old-fashioned way.
Yes, this happens quite often in older houses, copper pipe can be threaded; thus one can join them and there are several fittings that can be utilized. On the other hand, co…pper tubing (K, L, M, and DWV) can be joined depending on which of the following application method is used: For copper tubing to galvanized water supply, one would use a dielectric nipple or union to prevent electrolytic action from taking place or dezincification of the galvanizing pipe.If these lines are for waste or venting, the Mission Rubber Company LLC has various types of couplings that can go from tubing OD to pipe OD without the dangers of mixing ferrous and nonferrous metals .For copper tubing to IPS you can solder, braze a male adapter and use the dielectric union, use a copper x galvanized dielectric union, or copper by female adapter and a dielectric nipple .If your connecting to a Durham system and the galvanized pipe has a Tucker coupling or a Kennedy tee wye, then you can use lead and oakum without the fear of mixing dissimilar metals as the lead is nonferrous metal but has no adverse effect with galvanized or copper pipes.
Plastic or rubber is used as insulation around electrical wires, keeping them from contacting other parts of a circuit, and from grounding out to conductive materials. Where i…nsulation is removed or damaged, a spark or short could cause fires or other damage.
Because it lasts and is very versatile and can be used for a variety of plumbing applications with amazing results
Copper tubing is used for underground propane service lines but should be installed by a licensed propane company. See www.propane101.com/gasserviceline.htm for a better… explanation.
Plumbing is the art and technique of installing pipes, fixtures, and fittings. Answer 2 Plumbing, from the Latin plumbum for lead, is the skilled trade of w…orking with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for drinking water systems and the drainage of waste. A plumber is someone who installs or repairs piping systems, plumbing fixtures and equipment such as water heaters. The plumbing industry is a basic and substantial part of every developed economy due to the need for clean water, and proper collection and transport of wastes. Plumbing also refers to a system of pipes and fixtures installed in a building for the distribution of potable water and the removal of waterborne wastes. Plumbing is usually distinguished from water and sewage systems, in that a plumbing system serves one building, while water and sewage systems serve a group of buildings or a city. (copied from wikipedia)
If it ain't broke don't fix it
Unroll it and use as you would normal hard copper. Compression fittings or soldered fittings.
Assuming it is 15mm. Buy 2 15mm couplers (compression, push fit, pre-soldered or end feed) and a length of 15mm copper pipe. Chop the copper pipe that needs replacing and conn…ect as necessary. If you need any more help just ask. Ans 2 - If you're not familiar working with copper pipe, then it's much easier to get a length of PEX and two 'Sharkbite' or similar push fittings. This generally gives you more flexibilty and allows coverage over areas of the copper pipe that look faulty ( greenish spots) This will cost about the same but is an easier and more reliable repair for the amateur.
It has a rough surface, it also increases friction. because it have more friction if they are rough.