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What element is used to make plumbing pipes?

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Copper pipes are now most commonly used in plumbing. Lead pipes were used long ago, and the word plumbing is derived from the Latin word for lead (plumbum). Iron pipes were used until relatively inexpensive copper pipes became readily available during the twentieth century.
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What causes plumbing pipes to make a loud hum?

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Can black pipe be used in plumbing?

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What is causing plumbing pipes to make banging noises?

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The pipes which are used by plumbers for installation and  maintenance for the distribution of potable water for heating and  washing, water borne waste removal and drinking