Copper Tube & Fittings



Natural Gas

Air Conditioning


Medical Gas

Fire Protection

Snow Melting


> Section 1 - Types of Tube

> Section 2 - Joining

> Section 3 - Applications

> Section 4 - Corrosion Resistance

> Section 5 - Technical Data & Tables

> Section 6 - Why Select Copper


With its enviable performance record, copper tube is the number one choice for plumbing and mechanical systems in all types of Canadian buildings: single-family houses, high-rise multi-unit condominiums and apartments, office buildings, retail stores, and industrial facilities.

Light, strong, corrosion-resistant copper tube has a proven history of reliable service in installations throughout Canada, as well as many
other countries. These attributes have endeared copper tube to tradespersons in the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration industries for decades.

Water supply and drainage systems for back-to-back hospital rooms were prefabricated as a single unit and transported to the site for installation.

Adding to its versatility is the fact that copper tube is available in drawn (hard) and annealed (soft) tempers, as well as a wide
assortment of lengths, diameters, and wall thicknesses to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of conditions.

Today copper tube is finding increased use in newer applications such as natural gas systems in single-family houses and multi-unit
buildings, and for fire sprinkler systems in residential construction as well as office buildings, hotels, and similar structures. Acceptance of
copper tube and fittings by the mechanical trades for new applications is strong testimony to its reputation as a high-quality and cost-effective building product.

Codes and Regulations

This publication contains general information on the selection of different Types of copper tube, fittings, and joining methods for various
building applications. Such applications are regulated by plumbing and building codes, and related regulations. Reference should be made to
these codes and regulations to confirm what materials and processes are permitted in your locality.

This publication has been prepared for the use of journeymen and apprentice plumbers, pipefitters, refrigeration fitters, sprinkler fitters, plumbing and heating contractors, engineers, and others involved in the design or installation of plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, fire sprinkler, and other related systems. Recognizing that each system must be designed and installed to meet particular circumstances, the CCBDA assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind in connection with this publication or its use by any person or organization and makes no representations or warranties of any kind hereby.