Application: Water Tube, Water Heater, Oil Cooler Pipe
Product name: Bronze Round Tube
Specification: ASTM B505/B505M-08
Standard Specification for Copper Alloy Continuous Castings
TYPES OF COPPER PIPE
There are two basic types of copper pipe or tubing: Rigid and flexible.
Rigid pipe, usually installed in new homes, makes a neater installation, but it is much more difficult to install than soft, flexible copper pipe.
Flexible copper pipe is best for repair work since it can be run around obstacles without connections or cuts.
Copper pipe is available in three basic types: Type M is thin-walled, Type L is medium-walled and Type K is thick-walled. In most cases, Type L is good for home use. Check your city code to determine which type of pipe is required for the work you're planning
Copper tubes of type K are thick walled, much thicker than type L and M and are used for domestic water-, service and distribution-, fire protection-, solar-, fuel and oil-, HVAC-, compressed air-, oxygen-, LPG gas-, snow melting-, steam- and vacuum-systems. Be careful with copper tubes and natural gas. Due to odor additives, moisture content and type of solders used the tubes may crack. Copper tubes is not allowed by code in the US for natural gas distribution. Copper tubes of type K can be used sweat, flared and compression fittings. Available in hard and soft types.