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K, L, M , DWV , ACR, Annealed , Drawn, TP, Dehydrated all dependent on the application at hand some countries go by class depending on the thickness of the copper… pipe. Class 0 being the thinnest of the classes, which can be used in general plumbing applications right through to Class 3 which is very thick and is used when laying in concrete, or when high water pressures are evident or when pipes have to be layed inside and expensive aritcles cannot be damaged due to burst pipes
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.
Red Brass = 85 % copper /15 % zinc Yellow Brass = 60% Copper 40 % Zinc Copper TP is threadless pipe diameter Copper tubing Type K / L/ M So what is tyhe application and worki…ng pressure? BEST application would be Brass (RED) and brazed joints with TP fittings I would tend to agree but only if the brass has been DZR (dezinctified) treated, otherwise use copper. ONLY "Yellow BRASS" is subjected to dezinication as the 40% zinc causes piping failures as the pipe becomes more brittle over time
To 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
Because it is NON Toxic
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.
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Copper is the metal used for plumbing in houses, there are many reasons behind it 1. Copper is the main metal for electrical wiring compare with aluminium. 2. …Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. 3. Copper is resistant to corrosion and very unreactive. Copper is malleable which makes it an ideal material for gas pipes and water pipes. 4. Copper is below hydrogen in the reactivity series and therefore it does not react with water. 5. Copper lead compounds in water are toxic. It was used for plumbing in the past time. For more information visit at: alliedallcityinc.com
A long long time ago
It is non-toxic,easily worked and joined moderately cheap and isresistant to most impurities in water.
They used lead and clay plumbing in ancient Egypt.
Because it is pretty well indestructible, does not break down or rust.
Copper pipe is used in residential plumbing because copper is a durable material, proving to be strong against damages and so forming irregular bends with copper means it stil…l remain stable. Essentially, copper is recyclable which is a good choice of material as it is environmental friendly.
That would depend on local by-laws or standards.
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 is relatively light weight, hard to crack, and solders beautifully when attaching fittings. Steel is heavier, and cannot be soldered, so all fitting are t…hreaded. Both types of pipe material are getting fairly expensive, so many water pipes these days are made of polypropylene plastic. In fact, iron is only used for large size pipes . . . usually underground, but not always. Most modern underground pipes are made of PVC, or polyvinyl-chloride. ABS or acrylo-nitrile-butadiene-styrene is often used for non-pressure pipes like drainage pipes, for instance.