Concealed AC copper pipe Installation. What are the advantages and disadvantages ?
1. Advantages of Concealed copper pipe installation : Coper is a naturally corrosion-resistant metal, while galvanized steel will eventual leak and break because of corrosion damage. Although it is a durable metal (capable of withstanding 1,000 psi of pressure), copper is also lightweight, which makes it easier to work with (saving on labor costs) and also easier to extend over long stretches without supports. It’s also less expensive than steel and lead-free.
Copper is more environmentally friendly than plastic pipes because it consists of naturally occurring metal, whereas synthetic plastic creates a large amount of emissions during its manufacture.
2. Disadvantages of Concealed copper pipe installation: Although copper pipes are superior in almost all ways to galvanized steel pipes, there are places were PEX and CPVC pipes surpasses copper. Although copper costs less the steel, it costs more than plastic. Copper pipes also encounter problems from water acidity, so they are not good to install for plumbing systems that draw water from a well.
Copper is flexible as far as metals go, but plastic pipes can bend to fit into almost any space necessary. The color-coding of plastic pipes makes them much easier to use for plumbers, who can designate certain colors for hot and cold piping.
1. Concealed Copper Pipe Installation: Superior Installation provides better routing and harnessing by concealing copper wires. In installation of a Split AC a pair of copper pipes is used to connect the Indoor Unit (IDU) to the Outdoor Unit (ODU). In standard installation, these pipes are left bare affecting the décor of the room. However, if you opt for Superior Installation, the routing and harnessing is done in a manner that make the pipes seem to blend with the room décor:
Wrapping with vinyl tapes: The copper pipes are wrapped in vinyl tapes that come in neutral colours of ivory or grey and compliment most wall colours.
Casing capping: If ivory or grey shades stand out on the wall, the copper pipes are routed through a big size casing capping to conceal them. These casings can be painted the same colour as the wall, easily blending with the look of the room.
Wooden Pelmet: For an elegant, neat finish, Phoenix AC Services offers wooden pelmet finish; the copper wires are completely concealed behind a wooden pelmet made on the wall. The pelmet can be painted to match the colour of the wall. In this method of copper pipe concealment, only the Indoor unit ( IDU) is visible on the pelmet.
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