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What is hard drawn copper pipe?

Last Updated: 24th July, 2021

HARD-DRAWN is the general purpose copper tube for above ground services. Its ease of manipulation in half-hard condition and relatively light weight, combined with its ability to withstand high internal pressure, makes it the ideal product for most hot and cold water, central heating and gas services installations.

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Beside this, what is hard copper?

Hard copper is rigid line used throughout the house. Soft copper is used where flexibility is needed, such as faucet supply lines.

Also, what is the difference between Type M and Type L copper pipe? When to use Type L and Type M copper pipe sizes But for normal “in the wall” household plumbing, Type M copper pipe is just fine. The difference is the wall thickness of the copper pipe sizes and therefore the pressure it can handle. The exterior dimensions are identical, meaning you use the same copper fittings.

Likewise, people ask, what is soft drawn copper tubing?

Copper tube is manufactured in two distinct “tempers” or strength and hardness. Drawn temper tube is “hard” tube, whereas annealed is “soft” tube. Hard tube is rigid like pipe while soft tube can be bent by hand.

What is the max pressure for copper pipes?

Using type L copper pipe at 100 degrees Fahrenheit as an example, 1/2-inch copper pipe has a maximum working pressure of 1,242 pounds per square inch, the maximum pressure of 3/4 inch is 1,002 pounds per square inch and 1-inch pipe is 850 pounds per square inch.

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