Where to source pilot burner tubing

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by jbpace, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. jbpace

    jbpace Fire Starter

    All I could find at Lowes was 1/4" copper tubing. I'm assuming there's a reason aluminum is specified (or I'll buy the copper!), but I can't find it. Where do those of you who know these things get it?

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have always seen aluinum in this application. Wish I could say why... Try a local HVAC company. Maybe they can at least answer why. Seems copper would be OK...Thermal expansion is better than AL. Malleability too.
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i have seen soft copper used in piping lpg gas from the big tanks to the house......you know, the tanks that folks outside the city limit uses, since there is no gas service that far out in the country?

    now wether that makes a diff. between lpg and ng, i have no clue on that
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    AhhHA! Well, they DO use it like in gas fireplaces...I have seen it, and pass inspection. Hmmm...
  5. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup at least here in michigan it seems to be alright... i have copper from my LP tank to my furnace

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