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Old 01-28-2018, 11:28 AM   #21
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Re: Copper Pipe Electrolysis

Originally Posted by Tom M View Post
It was my understanding that K was the strongest and used for gas L was the second strongest and M is the softest and was the most likely susceptible to corrosion by electrolysis due to the thin walls.

As I understood it if you weren't using gas then you could use any of the pipes safely would just be more expensive to the installer.
Is this more to it?
Type K is generally underground water service and medical gas, type L for gas or water and M is just thin wall red label...used in many boiler applications.


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