Copper pipes, capping or coupling

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Old 08-20-09, 01:53 PM
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Question Copper pipes, capping or coupling

I've found a few threads relating to the "how-to's" of capping off copper pipes, but I've got a question of a slightly different nature.

I will be cutting some of the pipes from my main water line as part of putting in a water softener which leads to my question.

Is it better to have a cap at the end of a T, or to cut out the T and rejoin with couplers. Should I be concerned about potential sediment build up in these capped off pipes or something along those lines? Or does anyone know of any codes relating to this?



Any assistance would be greatly appreciated :-)
 
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Old 08-20-09, 02:04 PM
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Capping Copper

Whatever floats your boat; you can do them either way without any problems, I would do whats easier.
 
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If you keep the tees be sure to leave enough copper sticking out to solder on a cap.Don't cut right at the tee,leave an inch or so.
 
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Thanks - I wasn't sure if it came down to just preference / aesthetics. I'm a fan of going with what is easier
 
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