What type of tube is your plumbing system made of?

We are a company that uses its years of experience in the tubing industry to alter tubes for a myriad of clients. One of the ways we accomplish this is through tube reduction. This technique is comparable to tapering. Here, you reduce the diameter of the object, either towards the ends or at a point along the length.

The plumbing in your home is likely to have water passing through it on a daily basis. You’re using these tubes each time you turn the tap on. It’s the same when you use your shower and flush the toilet. Because of this constant use, you’ll need to replace your tubes sooner or later.

The tubing in a home should last for roughly 40 years. If any leaks pop up however, a replacement will be necessary sooner. Whilst replacing your tubes, you must decide what material would be best. It is important to think about how the tube will be used and the potential wear and tear it will face.


These tubes were once the only option plumbing. As a result, countless plumbers swear by them. It’s true that the substance is strong. However, it is soft enough that you can manipulate and bend it with ease. This is one of the reasons why we work with it ourselves. People typically use copper tubing for refrigerant lines in HVAC systems. They’re also used for the supply of cold and hot water.


Polyvinyl chloride tubing is a newer alternative to copper. This is a resistant, robust, and light-weighted plastic medium. Therefore it is good for conveying cooling and heating fluids, chemicals, drinking water, and gases. The only downside is it is a little trickier to adapt. You need heat for this and have to take steps to avoid pinching and scorching the surface.

At Multiform Tubes, aside from copper tubing, we work with brass, aluminium, stainless steel, food grade, and hydraulic tube. When performing tube reduction on them, we employ either hydraulic end formers or rotary reducing machines. Each approach has its own advantages, meaning that there’s no wrong choice.

If you wish to know more about our services, please get in touch.