Can a amateur run a new line of copper pipe for main source water lines?
Yes as it takes about 5 minutes to teach an 8 year old how to clean and properly solder copper fittings... The only problem is learning how to size the piping system to prevent erosion and learn to compensate for the coefficient of expansion per degree of temperature change to prevent a noisy system
There is not a manifold on a water heater, they are installed after or with the heater. A manifold is a branch that allows several water lines to be hooked up to one supply. The new pex lines use a manifold, instead of the old way with copper where you just branch off the copper. Off of the hot line is a manifold that has 2--# , this way you can run, say, ten different…
If the specific heat of aluminum is 0.902 and the specific heat of copper is 0.268 what makes copper a better choice to use for hot water lines in your house?
Run copper wire (green in color) of the same wire size as the switch's to either your service panel's grounding bar, or run to a cold water pipe that has a "jumper" across any indoor meters. Its not a good idea to ground to water lines anymore cause they have been finding that it causes pin holes in the copper lines and shortens the life of the copper tubeing.
Copper flashings on roofs , copper water supply, copper drainage (DWV) copper gas lines (medical etc) copper for electric, copper for art work, copper mixed with other metals to create an alloy like bronze or brass, copper nails to prevent rusting when exposed to the elements, used in fire suppression systems and air conditioning and heating applications Copper is gold wire electricety dumb people hello:)
Any pool can have copper. Source water may have it in it. Some pools have copper plumbing. Most pool heaters have copper heat exchangers. If your pH or Alkalinty levels are lower than recommended, then the copper in the plumbing or heater can be stripped out and stain the pool plaster a bluish-green color. Some allgaecides even use copper which will also stain. You should also take care using copper algaecide in salt water pools…
Have borough water copper lines recently installed an additional sink on the first floor now the second floor sink runs very slow Why?
Usually the solid copper wire you see connecting to your water pipes is because it makes a ground for your electrical service of your home. Not seen as much of in newer homes because most of the water lines including main water lines are mostly plastic type materials which electricity cannot flow through.
Copper tubing has various wall thicknesses K, L , M, TP = So it would depend on which type of "copper" lines your talking about same as comparing a Subaru Loyal to a WRX = Are you also asking cold water working pressure or hot water? = When in doubt contact the CDA charts and what type of filler metal soft solder or brazing (see AWS) or compression or flair or double flair soft or…