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Old 02-09-2004, 05:12 PM
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Using copper pipe for heater lines

Is there any problem using 1/2 schedule L copper pipe as heater lines? I wanted to route my heater lines along the firewall and I need to make some 90 degree bends out of the heater core. Is there any problem using copper with anti freeze? Pressure shouldn't be a problem, I'm worried about the copper interacting with the brass.

Also I need a manual heater valve, anyone have a source for them?



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Copper alloys, bronzes and brasses are generally very compatible being copper based metals - that solder joint is common in residential plumbing. Copper and brass is used together in conventional radiators. Problems come in when you mix widely differing metals copper/iron, copper/aluminum, iron/aluminum, etc.
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