Should i use Plastic or copper for house plumbing?
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\n. \n. \n. \nall 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 usin…g screw clamps to tighten the plastic pipe on the adaptor.\n. \nTo 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.
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 expla…nation.
Slightly under $280,000 NOT including filing fees plus TAX unless it is performed under capitol improvement NOT including wall and floor repairs
K, L, M , DWV , ACR, Annealed , Drawn, TP, Dehydrated all dependent on the application at hand \n. \nsome countries go by class depending on the thickness of the copper pip…e. 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.
\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
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 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
Copper tubing solder "Solder" is an erroneous term as solder mean lead which of course is banned (safe water drinking act) Sweating is another term for "soldering" Copper …can be joined by various alloys such as 95 % tin -5% Anatomy or one of the many silver bearing types of low temperature alloys. For the strongest possible joints brazing is the best way to go with a tensile strength over 87,000 PSI compared to soft solder joints of 16,000 PSI For DWV copper joints one can use one of the lead tin solders such as 50 -50 as it is quite easy to work woth.
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 PEXpiping over copper even though copper has been the mostpopular solution for decades now. With the recent increase in co…pper values, the price of the job todo a full copper install can be much higher than PEX. Also, thereare a number of thefts occurring where thieves will go into housesthat are only occupied a few months out of the year and strip allof the copper plumbing in order to sell it. PEX plumbing has a lower cost, and is easier toinstall. In addition to all of these benefits it is alsoquieter, and does not expand and contract with the temperature likemetal does.