Why is copper used in domestic plumbing?
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.
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.
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 lasts and is very versatile and can be used for a variety of plumbing applications with amazing results
Because it is NON Toxic
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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.
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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
It is non-toxic,easily worked and joined moderately cheap and isresistant to most impurities in water.
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.
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.
Copper is relatively light weight, hard to crack, and soldersbeautifully when attaching fittings. Steel is heavier, and cannot be soldered, so all fitting arethreaded. Both …types of pipe material are getting fairly expensive, so manywater pipes these days are made of polypropylene plastic. In fact, iron is only used for large size pipes . . . usuallyunderground, but not always. Most modern underground pipes are madeof PVC, or polyvinyl-chloride. ABS or acrylo-nitrile-butadiene-styrene is often used fornon-pressure pipes like drainage pipes, for instance.