Rotkupferrohr

English translation: red copper

10:04 Dec 5, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Rotkupferrohr
Is this any different from plain old copper pipe?
Dawn Montague
Local time: 16:07
English translation:red copper
Explanation:
sorry I don't have time to do more research right now, but a google search turned up a fair number of hits on red copper pipe, some involving refrigeration technology, but I noticed that most of them were from China.
Here's one that shows "red copper pipe fittings"
http://www.yongxiangvalve.com/down.htm

HTH.
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Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 16:07
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Summary of answers provided
nashort answer: no difference
Ken Cox
nared copper
Beth Kantus
naRotkupfer = cuprite
Ulrike Lieder (X)


  

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28 mins
Rotkupfer = cuprite


Explanation:
Don't know if this will answer your question, but here goes:
Rotkupfer is cuprite, Cu2O

Rotkupfererz n, Cuprit m / red copper ore, cuprite
[Ernst]

However, while all of the sources listed below do mention cuprite, none of them refer to "cuprite tubing" (or tubes or pipes), just to copper tubes. A search on "cuprite tubing/tubes/pipe" also came up empty.
www.mbendi.co.za/indy/ming/cppr/p0005.htm
www.comptons.com/encyclopedia/ARTICLES/0025/00465152_A.html
www.bartleby.com/65/co/copper.html

HTH


Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 13:07
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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Rolf Bueskens
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37 mins
red copper


Explanation:
sorry I don't have time to do more research right now, but a google search turned up a fair number of hits on red copper pipe, some involving refrigeration technology, but I noticed that most of them were from China.
Here's one that shows "red copper pipe fittings"
http://www.yongxiangvalve.com/down.htm

HTH.

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 16:07
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
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2 hrs
short answer: no difference


Explanation:
'red copper pipe' is the 'proper' name of the pipe commonly used for water line in buildings, etc, but it is commonly referred to simply as 'copper pipe'. Presumably there is (or was) other forms of copper (eg copper oxides), and my guess is that 'red copper' is the name given to pure copper or metallic copper. Unfortunately, I can't give any references to support this suposition.

Ken Cox
Local time: 22:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5905
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