Should you replace copper pipe that was stolen with PEX?
Yes, excellent idea, it's easier to fit, more lasting and often cheaper.
Why should you not replace a section of galvanized iron pipe with copper pipe when doing plumbing repairs?
Because you will then get a 'galvanic reaction'.
Yes, plastic pipe, PEX, can replace copper anywhere now.
Detect the leak and replace that part of the pipe. It is usually better to replace the whole piece of pipe. By removing the junk plastic and replace it with quality piping such as copper DWV or NHCI
Galvanized pipe will be silver/gray color. Copper will be copper. Use a magnet, it'll stick to galvanized pipe but not to copper. Drinking water lines should not be black steel pipe.
You want to replace old lead pipe connected to cast iron sewer pipe with copper How do you connect the copper pipe to the old lead pipe or to the cast iron pipe?
When I have to connect copper to lead "D" I usually solder the copper to the lead or wipe a lead joint depending on the diameter To connect copper to cast iron ,.... If there is a hub I caulk the copper directly into the CI with oakum and poured lead (molten) OR one can solder / braze a female adapter fitting and screw the copper into a CI female fitting
Replace them with copper or plastic pipe.
What diameter copper pipe should you use to connect with 1 galvanized radiator pipe I've been advised to reduce to a three-quarter inch copper pipe.?
If you had been advised why ask again?
This depends on the size of the copper pipe and what class it is. For example, copper pipe half inch class 0 and copper pipe class 3 have a wide weight difference because the wall of the class 3 copper pipe is much thicker.
A copper pipe is a conductor :) x
with a set of freon guages. The smaller copper pipe should be warm to hot. The larger copper pipe should be cold and in hot humid weather dripping water from condensation. what should the guages read.
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.
Use a pipe cutter to cut the connector about two inches away on all sides. Use a shark pipe connector to replace the copper T-connection with aCPVC connection.
Cause of pinholes to quarter inch holes in copper pipe all 16 leaks in 16 hot and cold pipes are at the plate where the pipe enters the apartment from the crawlspace vertically?
Electrolysis created from two dissimilar metals touching each other. This creates corrosion and breakdown of the properties of the copper pipe. Replace the copper and place some type of sleeving around the pipe when reinstalling.
If it's a green corroded pipe then it's old copper. -You can't fix it. Replace all the length of corroded pipe with PEX and a union at each end
$34.89 installed per foot is the value of copper pipe.
I am sorry, but can you PLEASE rephrase your question? Can WHAT be used for copper pipe? When? How? Why?
Cut out the leaking fitting and replace with Sharkbite or a PEX itting and unions.
That woulld depend on the piping materials and local codes as copper TYPE L , K or M should not be threaded and plastic piping should NEVER be lead wiped to a brass ferrule and Cast Iron should not be glued
Grooved method? Threads on the end of the pipe? There is no tube or pipe in copper with threads. You can end a copper pipe with a connection that is threaded to accept steel pipe.
What kind of solder should be used on an underground copper pipe that needs to be reconnected as the pipe was cut because of a leakwhich is the main water pipe for the house 7.5 feet underground?
Get rid of the entire copper pipe and fit 3/4 PEX from the street main into the house. Cheap and reliable.
Galvanized piping should NEVER be installed under ground UNLESS well insualted
YOU thread or braze copper pipe Copper tubling you solder, braze, flaire, compression ring, mechincal joints
It is very easy to damage any copper pipe.
I WOULD NOT I wouldn't I would use copper strictly The above is clearly opinion and not very helpful if you have existing PVC pipe or have an application which requires it. Try searching on "PVC to copper adapter", you should find many to various adapters and should be able to find one to fit your application.
It is probably referring to the type of fitting. A fitting that is soldered to a copper pipe. It is called sweating when you use solder and a torch to connect copper pipe together or attach fittings to copper pipe.
1" ID copper pipe contains about 9.42 cu inch/ft. This is the equivalent of about 0.04 gal/ft
It is not a good idea to use copper pipe with natural gas as any sulphur compounds in the gas can cause an oxide to form in the copper pipe. Often copper is used with propane. In these instances, soft copper tubing is usually used with compression fittings. The tools required are, pipe cutter and 2 wrenches.
Flare copper pipe and use a flared shutoff valve. If valve isn't flared, use an adapter fitting between copper flared pipe and valve.
Assuming it is 15mm. Buy 2 15mm couplers (compression, push fit, pre-soldered or end feed) and a length of 15mm copper pipe. Chop the copper pipe that needs replacing and connect as necessary. If you need any more help just ask. Ans 2 - If you're not familiar working with copper pipe, then it's much easier to get a length of PEX and two 'Sharkbite' or similar push fittings. This generally gives you more flexibilty… Read More
The most important property of copper pipe is it's corrosion resistance to water and atmospheric exposure
Why does leaking problem is unlikely to occur if a plastic water pipe is used instead of a copper water pipe?
Copper can rust
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… Read More
PVC pipe is an acceptable product to use in chillers that contain glycol. You should never use galvinized pipe where glycol is used. Copper is acceptable as well.
Mostly copper pipe.
With a saw or pipe cutter.
You can use copper pipe.
No you cannot. Copper Pipe only
100% pure metal is actually quite difficult (some may argue impossible) to achieve. Copper pipe can be produced from one of 5 alloys under the "Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Pipe". They range from being 99.9% pure copper to containing a maximum of 0.04% phosphorus. While in a laboratory it would not be considered pure, in everyday life. . . copper pipe is basically all copper.
1/4 dia copper soft pipe per feet
K copper. <<<WRONG K, L, M, DWV, ACR are types of copper "TUBING" not pipe There is copper PIPE schedule 40 BUT it is cost prohibitive and T.P Copper is known as "Thread-less Pipe" the fittings are normally bronze or brass and are4 silver Brazed Tubing such as K L M are thin wall compared to pipe and K being the heaviest of the tubing and M the lightest shame some folks did not go… Read More
the green sludge is the result of copper pipe corrosion. it's a copper oxide
Neither, copper is a pure element.
L copper is thicker
Generally more than 99 %.
Copper pipe is soldered. Steel pipe is welded. Plastic pipe (pvc) is glued. There is even a type of pipe that is smoked...
Call a plumber! ANS 2 -If you mean the water supply pipe for the dishwasher, then it's easy to totally disconnect the copper at the dishwasher connection and at the shutoff valve. Replace it with a flexible rubber, SS braided one. Purpose built for dishwashers to allow easy movement. -Available in HD or ' big box' stores. less than $20
Is it okay to connect copper pipe to brass to galvanized to brass and back to copper or will it cause a reaction that will corrode the pipes?
If you do connect copper pipe to galvanized pipe, you will need a dielectric coupling or else the galvanized pipe will corrode. Same with connecting galvanized pipe to brass fittings. Brass is an alloy that contains copper and therefore the same electrolytic properties will exist unless a dielectric coupling is used. Hope that helps you out.
Personally I replace water pipe after I shut of the supply valve
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 Piping is also stronger than PVC Pipe and will not crack or break when struck.
Use an adapter that glues to the plastic and is threaded to accept a threaded coupling on the copper.