Copper Tube & Fittings
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.