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Why is copper pipe used for plumbing?
because the pipes don't rust as easy, and silver and gold are too expensive. That is another persons answer. Here are the main 3 reasons plumbers use copper pipes. Copper pipe…s are relatively non-toxic-unlike lead. Copper pipes do not suffer corrosion-as iron does. Copper pipes are relatively soft and easy to work with-unlike both iron and lead. However more and more homes are now using the plastic pipe such as Pvc and Cpvc which seems to serve the same purpose and are also safe, although both can be used, you still need to find out what code calls for in your city or town an abide by it.
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
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
Because it doesn't rust, it doesn't break down, and it doesn't cause any impurities in the water. - More specifically, copper oxidizes into a stable compound, keeping it fro…m corroding through. It also is naturally anti-bacterial. The most important reason,though, is that copper is easy to work and shape with hand tools, a necessity to fit pipe into places inside houses and buildings. Copper can be brazed into joints with hand equipment, and cut with a small tool, rather than a large pair of iron shears.
Because of following reasons Copper is economical.Copper is lightweightCopper is formableCopper is easy to joinCopper is safeCopper is dependableCopper is long-lastingCopper …is 100% recyclable
galvanized water lines, cast iron drain lines, sometimes lead pipes, terracotta or clay pipes, and in rare cases wooden pipes.
It is cheap, nonreactive and durable.
One is nitrogen cleaned to remove impurities also there is type K,L, M ,DWV and ACR which stands for air conditioning and refrigeration ...Type TP is not used any more as v…ery few people have the proper skills to install it
Polyethylene and polybutylene are two common types of flexible tubing used in plumbing, and both are used in hot and cold water supplies in place of traditional copper lines.
NO !!!! Must be Galvanized pipe with threaded fittings or Copper piping with flare fittings. If there ever was a fire, the PVC pipe would burn & burst allowing the propane gas… to flow out and explode !!
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.
For domestic water, drain lines, heat lines.
It's due to a combination of factors. Copper is a very good conductor of heat, which is pretty much the most important need for heating/cooling systems. And it is widely avail…able, in multiple sizes, and can be worked with conventional tools including soldering torches and so forth. It has more than adequate strength. And does not corrode like iron pipe. Is resistant to breakage during cold weather. And, historically copper (one of the metals known for centuries by man) has been very low in cost. Oh, and it can be joined to other metals, like aluminum and steel in several ways, helping to decrease the manufacturing cost of these systems.
If you're talking about water service to a home, copper used to be used from the late 70's through the early 90's. With the advent of plastic piping, the cost for installing t…his type of piping is dramatically reduced. Also, many soils throughout the country have a high metal content which creates electrolysis with the copper pipe causing premature failure of that pipe. Plastic pies don't have to worry about that. So, its mostly a money issue.