This article looks at where to buy brass tubing. It also considers the uses of brass tubing and the advantages in using brass over other materials.
Where to buy brass tubing
If you are considering to buy brass tubing, then you can find a number of builders merchants throughout the UK who will stock it.
In Wales, the following builders merchants will stock supplies of brass tubing:
- Robert Price
- City Plumbing
- Travis Perkins
- Huws Gray
- LBS Builders Merchants
In the South of England, you can try:
- Covers Depot
- ESmith Builders Merchants
- Parkers Building Supplies
In the North of England, there are:
- Huws Gray - Beesley and Fildes - James Wilby There are also a number of nationwide suppliers: - Jewsons - Screwfix - Buildcenter - Travis Perkins - Plumbcenter - Keyline Online An internet search under builders merchants, or plumbing supplies will return a number of results which you can narrow down to a supplier near to you. Another place to look for brass tubing is in a DIY store. Stores such as Wickes, Homebase, and B & Q stock supplies of brass pipe. These stores will also have online sites where you can order the pipe over the internet.
Why use brass tubing?
There are a number of reasons why you may wish to use brass tubing over other materials.
Brass tube is also referred to as brass tube, copper tube, brass pipe and metal tube.
Cost Brass tubing is more expensive than other materials such as galvanised steel and wrought iron pipe. It is made from a combination of copper and zinc. The best type is that which is made from the highest proportion of copper to zinc. The reason for choosing copper is that water does not have much effect on brass tubing. However, you need to know that soft water or water with a lot of ammonia can effect the tube. Durability There are other reasons for choosing to use brass tubing. It does not rust, it is easy to bend and cut and the inside is smoother. Plumbing is the most common use for brass tubing. Since it does not rust, hot water heating systems are a good use for brass tube. The brass tubing comes in many sizes and a variety of fittings are also available as it is preferable to use fitting made of the same material.