How to Spot a Leaky Pipe

If you have noticed a loss of water pressure in the shower or while doing dishes lately, the culprit may very well be a leaky pipe. This can be maddening, and sometimes, getting to the bottom of the problem if you can’t physically access your pipes can be even worse! That’s why we’re here to […]

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Merchant Coupling vs Regular Coupling

A coupling is a short length of pipe that connects two steel or copper pipes to form a straight and continuous run. Couplings usually contain a socket at one end, although some have a socket at both ends, which allows the pieces of piping systems to be joined. Stainless steel pipes need to be welded […]

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Types of Tube Flares

What is Flaring? Flaring is a type of forming operation that focuses on strengthening the metal or polymer by plastic deformation. The strength comes from dislocation movements and generation within the material’s crystal structure. Then tube’s tapered end and formed into a specific configuration of a tight seal.  Tube flares are an important operation to […]

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Heavy Wall Tubing

Since 1934, Detroit Nipple Works has manufactured high-quality tubing products and supplied them to clients. This includes specialized products such as heavy wall tubing. This type of wall tubing has unique applications, making it perfect when all the conditions are met. But what is heavy wall tubing? What is Heavy Wall Tubing? Heavy wall tubing, […]

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Multi Purpose DOM Tubing

When you think about piping or tubing, the first thing that may come to mind is plumbing. Many types of tubing or piping, especially DOM Tubing, have a variety of uses. What you may not know is that DOM tubing or Drawn Over Mandrel tubing is used in many different applications. Applications such as motorcycle […]

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