Copper pipe

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Old 02-01-14, 01:51 AM
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Copper pipe

I am slowly re-piping my Hot Water lines . Old lines buried in the dirt , under the house ( pier & beam ) .

I am insulating the new HW lines , as I go .

One line is the 1/2" HW going to the kitchen sink . I have some 1/2" soft refrigeration copper left over from this last summer . Installed a ductless mini split .

Any reason not to solder this soft copper on to the 1/2" hard copper line ? Any reason not to mis soft copper & hard copper ?

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Old 02-01-14, 10:02 AM
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I have on a couple rare occasions sweated soft and rigid copper together with no apparent problems. Just be very patient in cutting the soft because it is very easy to deform with a tubing cutter.
 
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Old 02-01-14, 10:13 AM
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And use a tubing cutter with a sharp cutter wheel . Tighten the cutter wheel down just a tad at a time & then go through several revolutions before you tighten things down again .

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