Copper pipe is used in residential construction in order to feed water from the main water line to the rest of the house. Most homes use Type L copper tubing, the tube has a medium-walled three eighths. The tubes with adapters and solder to form a semi-permanent bond. The tubes can be separated, if the ports by applying heat to melt the solder to make it may be required. New adapters can be used to connect the pipes to each other again.
If adapters are used
During the assembly of the copper pipes, the pipes are plumber cut to the desired length. It is then clean the ends of the cut pipe and flux compound to the outside of the pipe end. The pipe end is inserted into one end of an adapter. The adapter has a larger inner diameter than the tube allows the tube to slide in. The other piece of pipe in the opposite end of the adapter a connection between the two tubes is introduced. The plumber then the tubes soldered together a bond.
Male Tube Adapter
Male pipe adapter fit inside of a copper pipe, and a connection with an internal thread element on the other pipe end. The threaded portion of the adapter in the female end of the adjacent tube screwed. The female end of the adapter is used on the end of the copper pipe that they need to solder. The adapter may have two pieces of pipe, which have the same diameter. When a change is required in the size between the pipes can connectors bought that two different sizes on both ends.
Copper Female Adapter
Female copper adapter can be used to connect two pieces of different sizes to each other pipes, and are provided at one end with a thread, so that the adapter, which comprises a threaded pipe. The female adapter will fit on an external thread pipe and tightened with a pipe wrench. The male end of the female adapter is then. With the copper tube which is soldered to the connection Connecting copper pipes for plumbing in a home network requires the use of a copper female adapter.
Firmly securing an adapter
Once the pieces are cut copper pipe of the plumbing, the ridges and abrasion resistance, the outer side of the tube. Either end with a pipe brush or fine sandpaper The interior of the adapter is also scuffed with sandpaper. Flux applied on the outside of the cut pipe and the inside of the adapter. The cut end of the tube is inserted into the adapter. The plumber is then heat with a blowtorch to melt the river and hot around the pipe. Perpendicular to the seam between the adapter and the copper pipe, to form a semi-permanent bond. The threaded end of an adapter tube is wound around the outer band thread before it is the connection pipe is tightened with a pipe wrench.