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Old 03-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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I want to move an outside tap for a hose, and have problems using the thick walled copper pipe--I am used to soldering thin walled pipe--can it be used (thin walled )for gardening and outdoor purposes--in Mass. I do not know if outside is covered in Plumbing code or not? Thank you oops and yes I want to hook it into a T that is in the house that has thick walled running into the T.

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I don't know about pipe thickness, but you will want to put a valve inside the basement off that hose bib so you can drain it for the winter, or you will freeze and break the pipe. THe pipe should angle slightly down from the valve to the outside so it will drain.

Or put on one of these hose bibs (called a sillcock).
http://www.drillspot.com/products/39...proof_sillcock

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I want to move an outside tap for a hose, and have problems using the thick walled copper pipe--I am used to soldering thin walled pipe--can it be used (thin walled )for gardening and outdoor purposes--in Mass. I do not know if outside is covered in Plumbing code or not? Thank you oops and yes I want to hook it into a T that is in the house that has thick walled running into the T.
Type M, L or K are available. Assuming you're soldering a 1/2 or 3/4 line, the pipe wall thickness shouldn't be an issue. Sounds like your soldering skills need some work.
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Type M, L or K are available. Assuming you're soldering a 1/2 or 3/4 line, the pipe wall thickness shouldn't be an issue. Sounds like your soldering skills need some work.
Yeah those OD's should all be the same. In my area you can only use K for underground purposes. Just you regular M type and you are good to go.
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If you can sweat thin wall then you can sweat thick wall.
Throw away the propane, get MAPP gas and you'll be fine.
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