# What is the thickness of copper pipe?

Nominal Pipe Size inches | O.D. | Wall Thickness |
---|---|---|

Type | ||

5/8 | 0.750 | 0.042 |

3/4 | 0.875 | 0.045 |

1 | 1.125 | 0.050 |

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Keeping this in view, what is the standard copper pipe size?

In the plumbing trade the **size** of **copper** tubing is measured by its outside **diameter** in millimetres. Common **sizes** are 15 mm and 22 mm.

Furthermore, which copper pipe is thicker? **Type M** half-inch pipe has a wall thickness of 0.028 inches while **type L** is 0.040 inches. **Type M** three-quarter-inch pipe has a wall thickness of 0.032 inches and **type L** is 0.045 inches.

Keeping this in consideration, what is the wall thickness of Type L copper?

Dimensions and Physical Characteristics of Copper Tube: TYPE L

Nominal or Standard Size, inches | Nominal Dimensions, inches | |
---|---|---|

Outside Diameter | Inside Diameter | |

5 | 5.125 | 4.875 |

6 | 6.125 | 5.845 |

8 | 8.125 | 7.725 |

What is the difference between L and M copper pipe?

The key **difference between** types **L and M** is their pressure rating and wall thickness. The most common **copper pipe** sizes are ½ and ¾ inches. Type **M** ½ inch measures 0.028” in wall thickness whereas type **L** ½ inch measures 0.04” in wall thickness.