Why is copper good for making better pipes and overhead cables?
It conducts heat and electricity very well. It is good in pipes for keeping the heat in the water.
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When working with copper pipes are compression fittings good enough to use or is soldering recommended?
\n. \n Answer \n. \ncompresion fittings usually work well if u have any problems use some sealing tape\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nIf you are going to have the pipes in wall use solder, any copper exposed you\ncan use compression.
Answer to replacement for copper pipe . brass is a good replacement its soft like copper
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 code ANS 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. (MORE)
Although copper does not provide the least resistance, it is usedat the core surrounded by aluminum on overhead power cables. Itslight weight is ideal for the purpose.
50psi is a safe route. No problems there. the fittings can largelyeffect the pressure effect noticed once the water leaves the pipes.
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In theory, removing the exhaust pipes or cutting holes in themcould increase the gas mileage. However, in most states it isillegal and could cause damage to the valves inside the engine.
I've seen fittings for that situation in the plumbing section at home depot. Most hardware stores should have those fittings. I would be careful not to heat up the PVC too much if you're soldering to the copper. You could use copperbond epoxy instead of soldering next to the PVC.
tig or mig depending on the wall thickness Copper to copper is either soft soldered, or silver soldered Silver solder is a bad term as "solder" normally means lead content according to the AWS
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 working pressure? BEST application would be Brass (RED) and brazed joints with TP fittings I would tend to agree but only if the b…rass 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 (MORE)
because it was easy to mine and it was cheap metal so they decided to make it in to a coin which is cheap so hense where i said it was cheap they made it into 1p's or 2p's
Depending if you are talking about stainless steel or galvanised steel. Either way, you need to use copper compression fittings, otherwise known as conex fittings in some countries. Also, you need to be aware of galvanic corrosion if you are connecting copper pipes to galvanized steel pipes. The j…oint will rot away from the electrolytic action in a few years unless you use a dielectric union or other insulating separation. (MORE)
Silver and gold are transition metals that conduct electricity even better than copperWhy do you use copper to make electric cables instead of either of these metals?
Gold does not conduct electricity better then copper. Companies will place ends of connectors just so they can raise the price of the cable.. Money, my friend. In fact there are some audio conectors which use gold to improve the sound quality, but they are much more expensive than the standard ones…. (MORE)
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, copper tubing (K, L, M, and DWV) can be joined depending on which of the following application method is used: . For coppe…r 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. (MORE)
It is more mallable, requires less fitting, and uses less fittings. It is not as labor intensive to install. It doesn't corrode as easily as galvanized pipe or iron pipe, but is does corrode for several reasons. Copper is attacked chemically (corroded) by water with low ph, high dissolved oxygen, h…igh level of salts dissolved in the water, and corrosion bacteria such as iron or sulfate bacteria. Bacteria attacks are a bigger problem in closed hot water systems. Because it is manufactured with thinner wall thickness it is also much more subject to velocity errosion. It does not resist acid well and is not used in systems that require regular acid cleaning to remove scale deposited by hard water. Additionally, since the chemical content of domestic water supplies are invariably sampled at the source, the water plant, or from city water mains, and these systems use iron pipe, they don't show high levels of copper in the water. Copper piping raises the copper level in the water, sometimes to unacceptable levels, depending on the size of the system where it is employed. Copper is not used extemsively to make water tanks. It is too expensive, and too soft, to make tanks that are sufficiently rigid to support themselves and the weight of their contents. (MORE)
Easiest way to connect lead to copper /brass is a wiped joint consisting 40 - 60 solder alloy as this gives a longer pasty range
Copper has several redeeming qualities. It last long, does notrust, and won't grow bacteria. It also does not interact withwater, making it good for pipes.
Copper is easily worked and joined, it is inert to most potential contaminants and trace impurities in mains water, it is non-toxic, it is moderately cheap
The principle difference between underground and overhead cable is thermal dissipation. With overhead cable, heat can dissipate into the air, and wind can improve the rate of thermal dissipation. On the other hand, overhead cable is exposed to solar gain that will result in some heating. With …underground cable, heat dissipation is governed by the thermal conductivity of the soil. The Neher-McGrath formulas can be used to calculate thermal conductivity and the required derating of conductors. Comparing the two, an overhead cable generally has a higher thermal ampacity than an underground cable of the same material, dimensions and insulation. (MORE)
copper/brass may (MAY) leach into the water supply, the body does need trace amounts of the metal, and the almost untraceable amount that IS leached,the body deals with it. it may last for hundreds of years as a supply pipe.
Copper is a great conductor, it is used in alot of electrical wires therefore it would work much better as a conductor and would probably be the worst insulator
C x M adapter C x F adapter PVC x F adapter PVC x M adapter or Thread if your really using "pipe" in lieu of "tubing"
Copper is better than galvanized steel pipe. -That's about the only good thing I can say about it. Copper is hard to work with, copper is prone to pinhole leaks, you have to make many soldered connections (and I work mostly in wooden houses where a propane torch can be dangerous) Since PEX pipes be…came available, copper has little real use in domestic piping. PEX is cheaper, easier to work with, Has better quality fittings and is less labour intensive. - -Which is of course why the traditional plumbing industry hates it. Their purpose in life is to make plumbing sound like black magic and to rack up high labour charges. (MORE)
Much of the newer overhead cables is made of aluminum with steel reinforcing it for strenght purposes. Aluminimum is much cheap, and much lighter, thus it is cheaper to use vs. copper for high voltage transmission, and copper has a lower resistance which means more electricity can get through the wi…re/ cable, which means more electricity can get around the world quicker. most people should use copper becasue it has a lower resistance where aluminuim has a bit of a high resistance not to much but a bit so that is why you use copper not alominuim. (MORE)
Definitely not. The insulation is the wrong type. Under ground wire insulation is much thicker and is made of a material that is impervious to water infiltration.
In my experience there are a number of things that can affect signal quality. 1. Cable size or gauge - using too small of gauge, especially on runs of more than 50 feet can begin to degrade signal quality. RG-59 is a poor choice and is acceptable only for short runs in good environments and is susce…ptible to interference. It is no longer used for cable for these reasons. Do not use RG-58 as it is for 50 ohm impedance applications instead of 75 ohm impedance of which cable is one application. A RG-6/U size is preferable and RG-6/UQ is best as it has double the shielding than the regular RG-6/U. HTTP:/enzperiodzwikipediazperiodzorg/wiki/Coaxial_cable This is a very good discussion on the various cable sizes and signal quality. 2. Adding splitters will split the cable, but remember that you are also splitting the signal as well so each signal line will be reduced by the amount listed on the splitter (i.e. 7db). 3. Union fittings can cause signal degradation because they are an opening for interference and they can corrode causing an increase in impedance. 4. All connections in general should be tightened with a small wrench and covered with some type of insulating material to reduce weathering and corrosion. I use shrink tubing when I need to have a connection and there is a possibility of corrosion. (MORE)
Advantages= . The main advantage is that they are easier to repair if damaged (Usually just go up a ladder and do the necessary work) . They are not restricted by the landscape that they are in e.g. you can easily suspend them over a motorway or river . Also they have a less chance of electrocut…ing people as they are so high up . Lose less energy then if they were underground as they do not have any good conductors near them to transfer energy away as easily . Cheaper to set up and maintain than if theyw ere underground Disadvantages= . Main problem is that they visually pollute the areas they are set up in . Suffer from problems like vandalism, assisting terrorism (Easy access), and lightning strikes . Birds and low flying aircrafts can sometimes fly into them (MORE)
You will want to put a length of copper into the fitting and solder it before you put it on the galvanised so that you don't cook out the pipe dope. >>they also could have soldiered on a flange on copper and thread on galvanized pipe.would have been another choice
Copper cable doesn't conduct as well as Aluminum , but for most applications, Copper doesn't heat up as quickly as Aluminum, and is stronger in tensile strength. Also when using Aluminum cable you need to use an oxide to help conduct as Aluminum will work loose from locks in time.
In some applications, copper pipe can be TIG or MIG welded to copper pipe or to fittings. One example might be in antenna construction, but this is not what we usually encounter. Normally we braze or solder copper pipe to other copper pipe. We can also use a number of mechanical connections like… compression fittings. Flare fittings are an example of this. (MORE)
Overhead cables are heated by the Sun during the day causing them to expand. During the night, the overhead cables will contract.
Copper does not rust. Copper is easier to soldier together. Less heat is taken out of the water by the thin copper than thicker steel.
The copper should fit in the Pex fitting. My mistake, Pex uses the crimp rings. There is a coupling and other fitting that you just push the pipe into and it grabs and seal the pipe. Pex, pvc, copper, all will fit. Just use a coupling between the copper and the pex. I had my doubts the first time I …used this, but it does work and doesn't leak. Just make sure that the pipe bottoms out in the connection. (MORE)
Copper is better conductor than iron because copper has higher electron affinity of 1.22948 eV than iron which is 0.16299 eV.
If you are referring to the primary voltage wires that are on top of utility poles the voltage is extremely high as compared to everyday working voltages. Everyday working voltages are dangerous, high voltages even more so. If you inadvertently come into contact with them and you are grounded it cou…ld ruin a perfectly good day. (MORE)
You get two PVC pipes that gk to your belly buton both look like this at the end duct tape together and your done it will bounce hi
You should not connect a lead pipe to any pipe. Lead is not legal to be used for any pipe anymore. If performing a repair on a waste line lead and copper can be joined by a rubber coupling with steel clamping sleeve. Lead pipe CAN BE USED on acid waste systems and on existing waste, vent. Usi…ng "steel clamping sleeve" is really awful advice as steel being a ferrous metal and lead being non ferrous thus lead if under ground such as a lead bend or old shower drain can last almost 100 years STEEL buried under gound without being protected will last possibly 2-3 years Using a rubber coupling is worse then using duct tape as the "rubber coupling" when being tightened can crush the soft lead and your not going to get water tight integrity in case of a stoppage. Ideally a professional plumber would clean the inside of the lead pipe round it out and insert type "L" or "K" tubing and either lead wipe or solder the connection. Repair clamps are great for the unknowing who know they will do a inept repair and never come back to the job ALWAYS ask to see the Masters license of the person actually doing the job .. It is for your protection and remember when using ANY Franchise company your going to pay a lot more then using an independent as the self reliant contractor does not have to give "kick backs" to a franchise thus passing all these savings to the consumer (MORE)
Modern seamless pipe is extruded. The process starts wit a large cylindrical ingot like a big fat copper washer being forced through a a smaller diameter die to create a smaller diameter but longer tube. This new tube is put through a similar process producing even smaller diameter and longer.tube a…nd so on until the desired size is attained. Generally the process is continuous such that one long continuous tube is produced that can be travelling at extremely high speeds even though the input stage is quite slow. Each size reduction accelerates the product (MORE)
It's cheaper to put wires in the air than underground, generally. The figure I've heard is it is ~10x more expensive to bury (and get an equivalent - buried conductor must be larger for the same ampacity since cooling is negatively impacted) vs. put wires in the air; this will vary depending on volt…age level and loading, obviously. (MORE)
Copper was good, mainly because it doesn't rust. Now there many pipes in plastics such as PEX, which are infinitely better than copper. Nobody smart uses copper any more.
Aluminium is usually preferred over copper. Although thicker conductors are needed, they are lighter and require less-expensive supporting structures.
Shark-bite fitting, copper sweat X CPVC union, compression fitting, other fittings and adapters available also to join pipe. Check at hardware store.
Metals and particularly copper, are good conductors of electricity a prerequisite for an electric cable. In addition, they are ductile enabling them to be drawn out easily into wire/cable.
Because at one time copper was plentiful and cheap. This is no longer the case and new plastics are taking the place of many copper pipes.
`It is much better to use copper. PVC is much less expensive, and you may be at higher risk for robbery if you use copper, but it lasts longer and is more reliable.
Most commercial string lights such as those from American Lighting, come with instruction as to how many feet can be strung between supports. Check with the manufacturer.
Copper is a strong metal that will never rust. When dealing withwater, this is a must. (Teehee. I rhymed.)
One of the major functions of copper cable is to conduct electricity. It is also quite malleable and can be moulded to many forms. You can also make it very thin for more effective wires.
A copper pipe would work as a conductor because most metals like copper, they are well conductors. If you want to know an example of an insulator, you can say rubber is a good insulator.
I am not very good at this subject but, I do know that Fibre Opticwires contain glass and it transmits signals by putting a lightsignal through the wire. It is better than copper cables becauseFibre Optics use the speed of light, therefore making it thefastest signal that can ever be invented.