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Piping (tubing vs pipe)

Posted by David Schubert 
Piping (tubing vs pipe)
April 27, 2011 05:16PM
Looking at various cars there seems to be a variety of threaded pipe and flared tubing in the piping systems. I have not been able to detect a pattern. Is there a rhyme and reason to when one is used in preference to the other?

Re: Piping (tubing vs pipe)
April 27, 2011 07:42PM
Typically from the boiler to the first valve is forged steel fittings or Sch 80 pipe. From there on Stanley’s I use 0.049 wall copper tubing, although where more support is needed I use pipe. The steam line to engine is all pipe. Water lines to the main boiler check and all fuel lines are tubing.
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