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Is it standard to use a sleeve to protect a copper pipe from rubbing against the wall?

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2006-07-19 04:57:47

It is probably sweat/condensation covering. We use isolators,

hangers, plastic sleeves, 10 mil vinyl tape, and other items like

those to prevent noise caused by temperature change

(expansion/contraction) in water lines, and to prevent damage from

abrasion when in contact with harder materials, and to protect from

chemical damage when in contact with concrete, and to protect from

electrolysis when in contact with dis-similar metals.


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