flexible copper pipe question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by pronouncedeyen, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. pronouncedeyen

    pronouncedeyen New Member

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    Hi. When I was running some 1/2" flexible copper pipe last night through some joists I bent them into shape against the joist itself. In the process I created a bunch of little indentations in the pipe. I should have bent them straight first and then put them through the holes.

    Anyway, I attached 2 pics of the worst part of the pipe. Can I still use it or should I do it over with a new piece? None of the indentations go very deep but I'm wondering if they will be likely to turn into pinhole leaks later on.

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  2. Plumbworker

    Plumbworker Plumber

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    l or m tube?
  3. pronouncedeyen

    pronouncedeyen New Member

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    Type L - I'm a newbie.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    tube

    If it were not K or L, then it would have to be refrigeration, because M does not come in soft. You are probably okay since they did not seem to create kinks in the tubing.
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