Cerro plumbing tube is the original copper tube for plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration applications in residential, commercial and institutional installations. We provide a complete range of sizes and types, engineered to exact specifications to meet the highest standards of performance.

Product
Temper Lengths Code Uses Specifications
Copper Water Tube, Type K (heavy wall) Hard 10 ft. straight
20 ft. straight

(Green)
Domestic water service and distribution, fire protection, solar, fuel/fuel oil, HVAC, snow melting, compressed air, natural gas, liquified petroleum (LP) gas, vacuum ASTM B88
Soft 20 ft. straight
40 ft. coils
60 ft. coils
100 ft. coils
Copper Water Tube, Type L (medium wall) Hard 10 ft. straight
20 ft. straight

(Blue)
Domestic water service and distribution, fire protection, solar, fuel/fuel oil, HVAC, snow melting, compressed air, natural gas, liquified petroleum (LP) gas, vacuum ASTM B88
Soft 20 ft. straight
30 ft. coils
40 ft. coils
60 ft. coils
100 ft. coils
Copper Water Tube, Type M (light wall) Hard 10 ft. straight
20 ft. straight

(Red)
General plumbing and heating purposes; drainage waste, vent and other light pressure uses. ASTM B88
Copper Drainage Tube, Type DWV Hard 10 ft. straight
20 ft. straight

(Yellow)
Drainage waste, vents, soil and other non pressure applications ASTM B306

Copper UNS No. C12200
Types K, L, and M
ASTM B88

Color marking is not applicable to tube furnished in annealed straight lengths or coils.

Typical uses include:

  • Type M - above ground residential and light commercial uses. (Sizes range from 3/8" - 8" diameter)
  • Type L - residential and commercial uses. (Sizes range from " - 8" diameter)
  • Type K - underground residential, commercial and industrial uses. (Sizes range from 1-1/4" - 8" diameter)
  • Type DWV - ASTM B306: Used for drainage, waste and vents

Note:
Plumbing and mechanical codes govern what types of products may be used for applications. Local codes should always be consulted for minimum requirements.

Our alloy C12200 seamless copper tubing is manufactured in the U.S.A. and is produced in compliance with the applicable chemical and mechanical properties of ASTM standards.

Some water supplies may be corrosive to copper and in these cases water treatment may be necessary.

Technical Data:
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For technical references and information on applications and proper installation procedures, please see the Copper Tube Handbook.