Nobody seems to make them. What's the point of installing K pipe if the fittings are type L?
I only install K copper underground in one full length from the B-box to the inside of the home. Once inside and above ground the requirement is back to Type L. So I never had the need for any fitting other than flare for underground work.Nobody seems to make them. What's the point of installing K pipe if the fittings are type L?
It means if you want to spend $40 you can buy the Standard and find out what the thickness of various fittings are. The manufacturers use to have charts but I can't find one right now. As I recall in the 1/2" through 1" the fittings are closer to a Type L tube thickness and then they get thicker as they increase in size.Sooooooooooo, does that mean the fittings are as thick or thicker than type K?
Anybody have a micrometer and some fittings handy?
They don't have to be, as they go through the annealing process twice instead of once like the tube does.
Got 10,000 copper fittings, but no micrometer.
From what I gather in florida....it's the water, not the piping that's all the things wrong with pipe failures.
I have friends in west pompano beach that has copper piping, so does their neighbors..and nothing of the nature you mention about these copper failures in their parts of the state.
Don't think I don't I believe....I do. But if that water down there is that caustic to copper, it's destroying other components of the plumbing system as well.
I had a customer in regards to my 2nd business contact me about fans, and they asked me something I thought was interesting. They asked about the finish/durability of my product. I asked why they was asking and they went on to say that they are about 1 mile from the ocean front, and the moisture in the air literally destroys metal/aluminum products over time. She said that if you look at homes on the waterfront, you'l see random deterioration of window sills, rotting aluminum and other quirky situations that the salt content in the air destroys. << That was a school in Juno Beach Florida.
Somebody ought to file class action lawsuits on behalf of the building industry down in those geographical hot spots where it's destroying the copper, get compensation for the expenses and then put pex in, or copper if the water municipality understands what it's doing to the plumbing systems down there.
If copper started destroying itself in my area, I'd be putting hard pressure on the water district for what they're doing, and I don't care if there's distant timelines before failure. The **** has a 80+ year and going strong reputation up here.
But then again, there's an area in georgetown kentucky where you can't even think about putting copper in the ground because it's so damn acidic.