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They don't rot out like galvanized does, easier to work with, good with pressure.

ANS 2 - ALL copper pipes eventually develop pinholes. MUCH better to go PEX for interior water piping !

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Do copper pipes crack when water freezes?

If the copper pipes are full and the water is trapped, the pipes will split at the weakest point when exposed to continuous freezing temperatures. A testament to the power of crystallizing water.

Why is copper used for hot water pipes?

Copper is used as hot water pipes because the copper will not corrode when the hot water goes through the pipes

Does water make copper pipes rust?

No, because copper pipes cannot rust.

Are copper pipes the best?

Copper pipes will last the longest.

What is the Composition of copper pipes?

Copper 99%

What is the subsatnce is used to join metals together such as pipes?

Solder. It is an alloy of lead and tin, with a (relatively) low melting point. It only works with Copper or lead pipes.

Are copper pipes a compound?

No, copper is a metallic element.

When should you use joint compound on copper pipes?

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What chemical reactions will happen if you connect galvinized copper and brass metal pipes?

There is no chemical reaction that will happen if galvanized pipes are connected to copper pipes via a brass intermediary. The reason is that brass does not react to either copper or zinc, the mineral used to galvanize metal pipes.

How much does a copper pipe repair costs?

The cost to have copper pipes repaired depends on how many pipes need to be repaired and what the extent of the damage is. If all of the copper pipes in a house need to be replaced then it can be very expensive. If there is just a leak in one of the pipes then the cost will be much cheaper.

Why copper water pipes turn black?

After copper oxidizes it becomes verdigris, or green. Your pipes have just naturally changed color.

How dangerous is copper as a pipe for drinking?

Copper pipes are perfectly safe. If you were to consume too much copper you could then suffer from copper toxicity, however metallic copper is not very soluble in water, and you will not get any excessive amount being dissolved by using copper pipes. Also note that in very small amounts, copper is actually beneficial, since it is a necessary trace element. So copper pipes are good. Or what I was told is that the Romans drank out of copper pipes and they all went mad but that's what i heard.

Are copper pipes better than iron pipes?

Yes, in most situations.

Are copper pipes heat resistant?


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What are fuel pipes?

well a fuel pipes, are the copper pipes that carry fuel from the fuel pump to the engine. That is the simple answer.

What are some good uses for the element copper?

Copper Wire, Copper Water Pipes, Pennies,

What metal is used to cover drain pipes?

Most drain pipes are made of copper

Why is copper used for water pipes but not taps?

Copper is suited for pipes, but not for moulding into faucets as it's not strong. All faucets are steel, with a chrome coating.

Why copper is used to make electrical wires and water pipes?

Because at one time copper was plentiful and cheap. This is no longer the case and new plastics are taking the place of many copper pipes.

Filters of medical gas copper pipe line?

we are one of the largest manufactuer of copper and brass pipes, some of our copper pipes for medical gas using.

Is copper used in plumbing?

Yes, copper pipes are used extensively in plumbing.

Why are most pipes made out of copper?

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What causes electrolysis in plumbing?

Electrolysis in plumbing affects the copper pipes used. If electrical wiring is installed too closely to copper water pipes, the electrical current running through the wiring charges to copper piping combined with the water and its properties causes electrolysis in the copper water pipes thereby weakening them.

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