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    I am going to install hard air lines in my shop. I have decided to go copper or iron pipe. If I use copper can I use Type M?

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    Thats fine. Many folks go pvc. Many nay sayers on this. Never heard of a problem ,Myself.
    schedule 80 would be very strong. Use a water seperator. I , myself would be conserened
    with freezing conditions and pvs and possible water in lines
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    • #3
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      go to themanufactures web site for plastic pipe. this is a definate no .

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      • #4
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        I like steel in a shop. It is very strong, dent and bash proof and easy to modify if you have to. copper is ok, plastic is a no no.
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          Copper is the best choice (no worries from rust), steel next.
          Plastic is a definite NO! Unsafe.
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
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            Use some PEX
            Distractions are everywhere, don't lose sight of your dream.

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            • #7
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              Black iron with water traps on your drops will work great

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by doubleD View Post
                Black iron with water traps on your drops will work great
                I concur. Copper is OK too though.
                sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Kungur View Post
                  I am going to install hard air lines in my shop. I have decided to go copper or iron pipe. If I use copper can I use Type M?

                  I would use galvanized for your air lines, and leave drain downs for the condensation.

                  Galv has proven itself with gas and water here.

                  I would not use black pipe

                  Galv all the way, and it costs less then copper. The only thing, you need a way to thread it
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                  Robert

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                  • #10
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                    The air lines in my shop have been ther for over 30 years and I've never had rust problems with them.
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                    • #11
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                      I've run air lines in Sch. 120 plastic, we threaded it and used threaded fittings, but it was in a chemical plant with a very corrosive environment. We had to get a waiver from OSHA to install it.

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