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Copper tubing help
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:38:15 PM »
Is there a source of copper tubing that is smaller than 1/8" dia. in Nth America?
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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 04:46:36 PM »
Internal or external diameter?

And what were you hoping to pass through it? (Governs if it is practical to use it)

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 04:49:00 PM »
3/32" OD

http://www.pmmodelengines.com/shop/materials/copper-tube/

Tube is generally OD and pipe ID

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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 04:56:13 PM »
Take some 1/8 tube, anneal it and pull it through a die...

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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 05:16:10 PM »
Thanks again for all the help people.. I just went on PM's site, and yes they have 3/32 OD c/w fittings. I will send an order very soon.
Take some 1/8 tube, anneal it and pull it through a die...

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Internal or external diameter?

And what were you hoping to pass through it? (Governs if it is practical to use it)

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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 05:37:59 PM »
Here, Switzerland, I can get 1mm bore 2mm outside diameter that I was looking at for the injector piping when I eventually get round to building my diesel. If you can't find anything in the US I will buy some and put a bit in an envelope and send it to you.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 05:47:30 PM »
This stuff is usually available at most model shops - good selection all round
http://www.ksmetals.com/24.html

I've used their copper tube down to 1/16 - very malleable

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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 07:31:40 PM »
They make small diameter tubing for syringe needles in various sizes. I haven't tried to order any. I think it's all stainless though.

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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 08:42:06 PM »
Thanks again all for helping me out.
The PMR site is most helpful as they have the nuts and ferrules also.
I have tried to find some K&S locally, but most hobby shops have brass and aluminum tubing.
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2014, 10:59:14 PM »
Pat,
For future reference, for very small diameter copper tubing, look for "capillary tubing" as used in HVAC control systems.  This is available from any decent HVAC supplier in small increment ODs from 0.070" to 0.190" (or the Metric equivalent.)   Normally packed in 100ft coils, which is a lot, but a local HVAC/Mechanical controls contractor may snip you off a piece.  One listing I saw offered 0.090" and 0.100" ODs.
Cheers,
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Re: Copper tubing help
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2014, 06:10:45 AM »
Thanks Harry, I can try that avenue too.
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