How long will copper water pipes last?

Answer Copper plumbing corrodes slowly and can last for well over 100 years. However, pitting, or corrosion of a small area of pipe, can occur when copper pipe is used with water having a pH of 6.5 or low... Read More »

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Will the salt water damage the copper pipes in an old pool?

You've got to be kidding with that answer!?!? You have no business in a room where water chemistry is being talked about. 7.0 pH is neutral pH. It won't hurt anything. On the other hand, the ASM Ha... Read More »

Why Is Copper Used for Water Pipes?

Copper is one of the most commonly used materials for water pipes in the United States and Europe. Copper is durable and recyclable, which means that using copper piping for water pipes will not de... Read More »

How to Adapt Steel to Copper Water Pipes?

The joining of steel to copper water pipes requires the installation of a joint called a dielectric union. This union connects to the steel pipe by threading it into place and tightening it. The ot... Read More »

How to Remove Water from Copper Pipes for Soldering?

Soldering copper pipes is a skill that is essential when performing plumbing repairs around the house. In order to get a good solder joint, you must remove all moisture from the copper pipes. You c... Read More »