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« on: February 05, 2013, 01:16:34 PM »

Another basic one I'm afraid - should I get copper or copper-nickel pipes?

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 06:26:03 PM »

I use copper pipes. They work fine and are easy to fit, but should be made of certified pipes, however.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 07:46:26 PM »

I use copper-nickel myself.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 10:19:44 PM »

Copper nickel here too. Pretty easy to work but might need more than a cheapo pipe flarer.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 08:45:22 AM »

Thanks all.

I also want to clarify sizes for new male fittings, as there seem a range available - are they 10mm x 1.25mm or 1mm?

From bitter experience last night, a proper spanner for the fittings seems a good investment too.

On the plus side, all 4 bleed nipples at the front are working fine.

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:42:45 PM »

Originally should be 10X1.25. Open hex spanner is strongly advised.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 09:40:05 PM »

On the plus side, all 4 bleed nipples at the front are working fine.
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Now that's a rarity...

Pipes- I would go with copper/nickel or what it's often known as, kunifer. Copper goes brittle with age and often gets a 'furry' appearance. Kunifer tends to resist this strange effect and stays looking 'as new'. Kunifer is quite a lot stronger too whilst still easily shaped for bends etc.

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