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

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Copper is used for both hot and cold.


water is h20 or plain liquid Copper is a medal used for hot water pipes it takes a lot of heat to melt copper


Copper does not rust. Copper is easier to soldier together. Less heat is taken out of the water by the thin copper than thicker steel.


Copper is used for cooking pots and water pipes because it is an excellent conductor of heat and is an nonreactive, stable metal that won't corrode.


Heat speeds up chemical reactions. As corrosion is a chemical reaction, copper pipes at a higher temperature will corrode faster


Replace them with copper or plastic pipe.


Steel, copper, PVC, are the most likely things.


NO. that will rust up. Water pipes should be copper or PEX only.


Copper is widely used for; Electrical Cables, Transformers, Inductors, Water and Gas Pipework (usually pipes of 8-28mm diameter). Usually domestic hot-water cylinders, are also made from Copper. Although Cold water tanks, are frequently now plastic.


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Hot water pipes are made of different material so that they can keep the water flowing through them at a hotter temperature. Hot water pipes are usually made of copper or some other heat conductive material, and cold pipes are usually made of plastic or other non conductive material.


Copper kettles are used to heat water up on the stove. The copper kettles are used for tea, soup, oatmeal, hot chocolate, coffee, and other dishes that use hot water.


Copper (electrical wiring and hot water pipes) and aluminum (high voltage cables and soda drink cans).


One reason is because it resists corrosion and another reason is that it can easily be made into pipes for hot and cold water, oil, etc. However, compared to modern plastic materials, copper is much more expensive to use: its ore must first be mined, then the ore has to be smelted and refined into metal pipes, wires, etc. So nowadays, for drainpipes, plastic pipes are used instead of copper.


Polyethylene and polybutylene are two common types of flexible tubing used in plumbing, and both are used in hot and cold water supplies in place of traditional copper lines.


Copper can be used for both hot and cold water. PVC is against many codes to use for domestic water supply because it can leach toxic chemicals into the domestic water supply. PVC is never used for hot water CPVC is used for hot


to stop condesation of water from the surface of pipe.


Heat tape is just for keeping the pipes from freezing, it does not heat the water. That's what the hot water heater is for.


Chlorinated - PVC normally used on hot water



Well if water is too cold, pipes will contract and if water is too hot, the pipes will expand.


No this is not necessary. Install the pipes as per usual. You can insulate the hot water pipes up to two meters or up to two yards from the hot water outlet from the hot water tank to prevent this. No this is not necessary. Install the pipes as per usual. You can insulate the hot water pipes up to two meters or up to two yards from the hot water outlet from the hot water tank to prevent this.


You know it by touching and feeling the pipes on the hot water side; if they are hot, there is water running through the pipes and obviously the heater valve is open on hot side.


copper is a good conductor of heat and electricity that's why it is used in inner lining of hot water geysers


The water pipes are full of cold water. All that cold water has to be flushed from the pipes before the hot water from the tank reaches your faucet.