In case no one else answered this, here is a comparison chart. I have no
idea what the X designation might be (I've not ever heard it before). Use
of type K, L, and M copper is very common terminology.
"Home Guy" wrote in message
I'm at the home despot today (here in canada) and I'm wondering how much
copper pipe is costing (on a per pound basis) as a multiple of the going
market rate for copper (about 4 - 4.5 dollars per pound).
So I'm looking at 12-foot, 1/2 inch copper pipe.
I see some for $24, and some for $13.69. One is labelled "LX", the
other as "MX".
They look and weigh about the same.
I figure a 12-foot piece weighs about 2 lbs (maybe 3 tops?) so there's
about $8 or $9 worth of "raw" copper in these pipe sections that are
retailing for $14 to $24 each.
But what's the difference between this LX and MX marking?