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Is it better to buy stainless steel or copper for water pipe elbows?

Update:22 Aug 2020

Copper pipes are lighter in weight, have good thermal conductivity and high strength at low temperatures. Often used in the manufacture of heat exchange equipment. It is also used to assemble cryogenic pipelines in oxygen production equipment. Copper pipes with small diameters are often used to transport pressured liquids (such as lubrication systems, oil pressure systems, etc.) and pressure measuring tubes for instruments. Copper pipes are strong and corrosion resistant, and they have become the choice of modern contractors for the installation of water pipes, heating and cooling pipes in all residential commercial buildings.

1. Because the copper pipe is easy to process and connect, it can save material and total cost during installation, has good stability and reliability, and can save maintenance.

2. Copper is lightweight. For twisted threaded pipes of the same inner diameter, copper pipes do not require the thickness of ferrous metal. When installed, the transportation cost of the copper pipe is smaller, the maintenance is easier, and the space is smaller.

3. Copper can change its shape. Because copper pipes can be bent and deformed, copper pipes can often be made into elbows and joints. The smooth bend allows copper pipes to be bent at any angle. Copper is a heavy metal, which is harmful to the human body; stainless steel is also difficult to avoid, and more or less rust problems will appear over time.

4. Copper is easy to connect.

5. Copper is safe. No leakage, no combustion, no toxic gas, corrosion resistance.