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Dimensions and Physical Characteristics of Copper Tube:
TYPE K
Nominal
or
standard
size,
inches
Nominal dimensions, inches Calculated values (based on nominal dimensions)
Outside
diameter
Inside
diameter
Wall
thickness
Cross
sectional
area of
bore,
sq. inches
Weight
of tube
only,
pounds
per
linear ft.
Weight
of tube &
water
pounds
per
linear ft.
Contents of tube
per linear ft
Cu ft. Gal.
1/4 .375 .305 .035 .073 .145 .177 .00051 .00379
3/8.500 .402 .049 .127 .269 .324 .00088 .00660
1/2 .625 .527 .049 .218 .344 .438 .00151 .0113
5/8 .750 .652 .049 .334 .418 .562 .00232 .0174
3/4 .875 .745 .065 .436 .641 .829 .00303 .0227
1 1.125 .995 .065 .778 .839 1.18 .00540 .0404
1-1/4 1.375 1.245 .065 1.22 1.04 1.57 .00847 .0634
1-1/2 1.625 1.481 .072 1.72 1.36 2.10 .0119 .0894
2 2.125 1.959 .083 3.01 2.06 3.36 .0209 .156
2-1/2 2.625 2.435 .095 4.66 2.93 4.94 .0324 .242
3 3.125 2.907 .109 6.64 4.00 6.87 .0461 .345
3-1/2 3.625 3.385 .120 9.00 5.12 9.01 .0625 .468
4 4.125 3.857 .134 11.7 6.51 11.6 .0813 .608
5 5.125 4.805 .160 18.1 9.67 17.5 .126 .940
6 6.125 5.741 .192 25.9 13.9 25.1 .180 1.35
8 8.125 7.583 .271 45.2 25.9 45.4 .314 2.35
10 10.125 9.449 .338 70.1 40.3 70.6 .487 3.64
12 12.125 11.315 .405 101 57.8 101 .701 5.25

 
Dimensions and Physical Characteristics of Copper Tube:
TYPE L
Nominal
or
standard
size,
inches
Nominal dimensions, inches Calculated values (based on nominal dimensions)
Outside
diameter
Inside
diameter
Wall
thickness
Cross
sectional
area of
bore,
sq. inches
Weight
of tube
only,
pounds
per
linear ft.
Weight
of tube &
water
pounds
per
linear ft.
Contents of tube
per linear ft
Cu ft. Gal.
1/4 .375 .315 .030 .078 .126 .160 .00054 .00405
3/8 .500 .430 .035 .145 .198 .261 .00101 .00753
1/2 .625 .545 .040 .233 .285 .386 .00162 .0121
5/8 .750 .666 .042 .348 .362 .506 .00232 .0174
3/4 .875 .785 .045 .484 .455 .664 .00336 .0251
1 1.125 1.025 .050 .825 .655 1.01 .00573 .0429
1-1/4 1.375 1.265 .055 1.26 .884 1.43 .00875 .0655
1-1/2 1.625 1.505 .060 1.78 1.14 1.91 .0124 .0925
2 2.125 1.985 .070 3.09 1.75 3.09 .0215 .161
2-1/2 2.625 2.465 .080 4.77 2.48 4.54 .0331 .248
3 3.125 2.945 .090 6.81 3.33 6.27 .0473 .354
3-1/2 3.625 3.425 .100 9.21 4.29 8.27 .0640 .478
4 4.125 3.905 .110 12.0 5.38 10.1 .0764 .571
5 5.125 4.875 .125 18.7 7.61 15.7 .130 .971
6 6.125 5.845 .140 26.8 10.2 21.8 .186 1.39
8 8.125 7.725 .200 46.9 19.3 39.6 .326 2.44
10 10.125 9.625 .250 72.8 30.1 61.6 .506 3.78
12 12.125 11.565 .280 105 40.4 85.8 .729 5.45

Dimensions and Physical Characteristics of Copper Tube:
TYPE M
Nominal
or
standard
size,
inches
Nominal dimensions, inches Calculated values (based on nominal dimensions)
Outside
diameter
Inside
diameter
Wall
thickness
Cross
sectional
area of
bore,
sq. inches
Weight
of tube
only,
pounds
per
linear ft.
Weight
of tube &
water
pounds
per
linear ft.
Contents of tube
per linear ft
Cu ft. Gal.
3/8 .500 .450 .025 .159 .145 .214 .00110 .00826
1/2 .625 .569 .028 .254 .204 .314 .00176 .0132
3/4 .875 .811 .032 .517 .328 .551 .00359 .0269
1 1.125 1.055 .035 .874 .465 .843 .00607 .0454
1-1/4 1.375 1.291 .042 1.31 .682 1.25 .00910 .0681
1-1/2 1.625 1.527 .049 1.83 .940 1.73 .0127 .0951
2 2.125 2.009 .058 3.17 1.46 2.83 .0220 .165
2-1/2 2.625 2.495 .065 4.89 2.03 4.14 .0340 .254
3 3.125 2.981 .072 6.98 2.68 5.70 .0485 .363
3-1/2 3.625 3.459 .083 9.40 3.58 7.64 .0653 .488
4 4.125 3.935 .095 12.2 4.66 9.83 .0847 .634
5 5.125 4.907 .109 18.9 6.66 14.8 .131 .982
6 6.125 5.881 .122 27.2 8.92 20.7 .189 1.41
8 8.125 7.785 .170 47.6 16.5 37.1 .331 2.47
10 10.125 9.701 .212 73.9 25.6 57.5 .513 3.84
12 12.125 11.617 .254 106 36.7 82.5 .736 5.51

Dimensions and Physical Characteristics of Copper Tube:
DWV*
Nominal
or
standard
size,
inches
Nominal dimensions, inches Calculated values (based on nominal dimensions)
Outside
diameter
Inside
diameter
Wall
thickness
Cross
sectional
area of
bore,
sq. inches
Weight
of tube
only,
pounds
per
linear ft.
Weight
of tube &
water
pounds
per
linear ft.
Contents of tube
per linear ft
Cu ft. Gal.
1-1/4 1.375 1.295 .040 1.32 .650 1.22 .00917 .0686
1-1/2 1.625 1.541 .042 1.87 .809 1.62 .0130 .0971
2 2.125 2.041 .042 3.27 1.07 2.48 .0227 .170
3 3.125 3.030 .045 7.21 1.69 4.81 .0501 .375
4 4.125 4.009 .058 11.6 2.87 7.88 .0806 .603
5 5.125 4.981 .072 19.5 4.43 12.9 .135 1.01
6 6.125 5.959 .083 27.9 6.10 18.2 .194 1.45
8 8.125 7.907 .109 49.1 10.6 31.8 .341 2.55

Copper Tube Handbook: Table of Contents

Introduction

Understanding Copper Tube

I. Standard Tubes

Types of Copper
Properties
Identification of Copper Tube

II. Selecting the Right Tube for the Job

Advantages of Copper Tube
Recommendations for Various Applications

III. Design and Installation Data

Pressure System Sizing
Pressure Ratings and Burst Strength
Drainage Plumbing Systems
Copper Tube for Heating Systems
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Nonflammable Medical Gas Systems
Snow-Melting Systems
Irrigation and Agricultural Sprinkler Systems
Solar Energy Systems
General Considerations

Working with Copper Tube

IV. Bending

General Considerations

V. Joining

Introduction
Fittings
Solders
Fluxes

VI. Soldered Joints

Introduction
Measuring and Cutting
Reaming
Cleaning
Applying Flux
Assembly and Support
Heating
Applying Solder
Cleaning and Cooling
Testing

VII. Brazed Joints

Introduction
Brazing Filler Metals
Fluxes
Assembly
Applying Heat and Brazing
Horizontal and Vertical Joints
Removing Residue
General Hints and Suggestions
Testing
Purging

VIII. Flared Joints

Flared Joints

IX. Additional Joining Methods

General Information

Appendix

Organizations Listing

Technical Data

Index of Tables
Index of Figures top

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