Old Copper piping?

Old 09-02-04, 02:13 PM
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Cool Old Copper piping?

I recently bought a 3 family home in Mass.It was built around 1910 or so?
I recently had a leak in a line going to the 2nd floor.The line was 1/2 copper
pipe but then it had a slight soldered joint reducer and went to a slightly smaller softer more bendable copper?This was tied into lines going downstairs.
I had a plumber repair the area.My question is what is that smaller softer line?
Is it copper tubing?It seems slightly different?I do know it is fairly old?any ideas??Thanks
Old 09-02-04, 04:35 PM
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Are you sure it wasn't 3/4" copper going to 1/2"? I'm not aware of any copper tubing smaller than 1/2", but then again I'm not a plumbing expert by any means. Wish I could help more, but the guys here will know for sure.

Old 09-02-04, 06:32 PM
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It's probably 3/8ths soft copper tubing.More flexible to work with.

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