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Question: What Is The Different Of A Tube And A Pipe?

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#16 Per OFFLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:06 PM

It is much easier in danish then. :rocker2:  We only have one word:

tube = rør

pipe = rør

(don't know if your computers show the letter ø, but it is a o with a line going through the middle)


water pipe = vand rør

square tube = firkant rør


We also messure a water pipe ID and this is one of the only messurements were we still use inches. When we say ex. 1/2" pipe it is a normal iron water pipe.

Hydraulik pipes are messured on the OD and is always in millimeter.

Square or rectangular tubes are messured also on the OD and always in millimeter.

Copper, brass and aluminium pipes or tubes are always messured OD and in millimeter.

Seamless pipes are messured on the OD and is always in millimeter.

Edited by Per, January 11, 2013 - 09:10 PM.

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#17 DougT ONLINE  


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 11:31 PM

A pipe is used for transporting things, like fluid or gas; a tube is for structural purposes.


But.......We use copper (or steel) tubing for the fuel lines on the tractors. Clear as mud??

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Back in the old days (MY old days), tube could be bent and pipe required fittings to make an angle.  The rest of the stuff, dimensional, threadability, wall thickness, etc. was moot....


Thus, in Danish it might come out "bendable ror" and "threaded ror". :D

Edited by HydroHarold, January 12, 2013 - 12:11 AM.

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 12:10 AM

In my neck of the woods a tube is something you watch when you have nothing else to do.   And a pipe is what you smoke your stuff in while you watch the tube.  That wasnt much help was it ?  Good thing you guys already had it covered.  :wave:

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 08:02 AM

You"re all wrong, just kidding, good explanations by everyone !!!