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Posted by Harb Bains on January 15, 2002 at 21:14:49:
In Reply to: copper steam lines? posted by jim on December 03, 2001 at 07:21:15:
Steam is actually very gentle on steel pipe, I have witnessed 30+ years old steam lines and the pipe thickness & condition of the pipes on the inside looked just like new.
As long as it is installed properly i.e. lines are pitched to drain and trapped appropriately to get rid of the condensate, steel steam lines will remain in good condition (corrosion free).
If you really do want to use copper lines, use type K copper pipe using brazing (sylphos or silver solder) to make joints.
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