How do I know what type of pipe I have?

Determining the size (diameter): The Streamlabs app will automatically detect what size pipe you have. To double-check, the pipe will completely fill the channel at the base of the Monitor if it is a 1" pipe. If it does not completely fill it, it is likely a 3/4" pipe. 

Determining the pipe material: The Streamlabs app will also automatically detect what type of pipe you have. On occasion, the app may misidentify the pipe type. Please validate the app's pipe type selection by checking the supported pipe type descriptions below. 

Supported Plastics

CPVC looks and feels similar to PVC but is an off-white color. It should also have “CPVC” stamped on the side. 

 

PEX is a flexible plastic that comes in several colors (red, white, blue and orange). “PEX” is etched on the side of the pipe.


Supported Metals

Copper Type M ranges from the color of a new penny to dark brown. Copper Type M pipe is most commonly used for indoor home installations. “Type M” will be printed on the side in red and often accompanied by a red stripe down the length of the pipe.

Copper Type L ranges from the color of a new penny to dark brown. Copper Type L pipe is also commonly used for general residential plumbing purposes and can be used in outdoor and commercial applications. “Type L” will be printed on the wall in blue and often accompanied by a blue stripe down the length of the pipe.

 

For more information about the Streamlabs Monitor, please visit our website at www.streamlabswater.com. 

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