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Tolerance on Outside
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Nominal Size Actual Outside Diameter Diameter Professional
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• Pumps 1/4 3/8 0.375 0.002 0.001 0.035 0.0035
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• Steam and 5/8 3/4 0.750 0.0025 0.001 0.049 0.005
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• Thermodynamics 3/4 7/8 0.875 0.003 0.001 0.065 0.006
• Water Systems 1 1 1/8 1.125 0.0035 0.0015 0.065 0.006
1 1/4 1 3/8 1.375 0.004 0.0015 0.065 0.006 Overall Labor
Effectiveness (OLE)
1 1/2 1 5/8 1.625 0.0045 0.002 0.072 0.007 Achieving a Highly
2 2 1/8 2.125 0.005 0.002 0.083 0.008 Effective Workforce
2 1/2 2 5/8 2.625 0.005 0.002 0.095 0.010
3 3 1/8 3.125 0.005 0.002 0.109 0.011
3 1/2 3 5/8 3.625 0.005 0.002 0.120 0.012
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6 6 1/8 6.125 0.005 0.002 0.192 0.019
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Type L
Tolerance on Outside
Wall Thickness
0 Nominal Size Actual Outside Diameter Diameter
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3/8 1/2 0.500 0.0025 0.001 0.035 0.004
Length 1/2 5/8 0.625 0.0025 0.001 0.040 0.004
1 5/8 3/4 0.750 0.0025 0.001 0.042 0.004
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Convert ! 3 1/2 3 5/8 3.625 0.005 0.002 0.100 0.010
4 4 1/8 4.125 0.005 0.002 0.114 0.011
Volume 5 5 1/8 5.125 0.005 0.002 0.125 0.012
1 6 6 1/8 6.125 0.005 0.002 0.140 0.014
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Nominal Size Actual Outside Diameter Diameter
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Velocity
Annealed1) Drawn2) Nominal Tolerance
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Convert ! 1 1/2 1 5/8 1.625 0.0045 0.002 0.049 0.005


2 2 1/8 2.125 0.005 0.002 0.058 0.006
Pressure
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Convert !  1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm

Flow 1) Annealed tube is suitable for use with flared or compression fittings, and with solder-type fittings, provided rounding and sizing
1 of the tube ends is performed where needed.
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Convert ! local requirements. Means of joining or bending are also factors that affect the selection of the type of tube to be used.
This specification is the imperial companion of Specification B 88M.
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