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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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lead... and copper
Because it lasts and is very versatile and can be used for a variety of plumbing applications with amazing results
a black pipe can not be used in plumbing. Of course black pipe has many used in "plumbing" gas fitting and steam fitting Pneumatic lines are specified as black , Fire suppress…ion systems black pipe, gas piping , oil supply , steam and hydronics black pipe
In the last few decades, most plumbing in the UK has been installed with copper pipes. The word 'plumbing' comes from the Latin 'plumbum', meaning lead, which is what the Roma…ns used for plumbing.
Pure copper is too soft to be any use so an alloy of copper and iron (or a similar metal) would be used.
Polyethylene and polybutylene are two common types of flexible tubing used in plumbing, and both are used in hot and cold water supplies in place of traditional copper lines.
NO !!!! Must be Galvanized pipe with threaded fittings or Copper piping with flare fittings. If there ever was a fire, the PVC pipe would burn & burst allowing the propane gas… to flow out and explode !!
Brass Yellow and Red Brass , copper type T.P K, L ,M , DWV galvanized ,yalloy, black steel ,wrought iron ,cast iron NH ,service weight, XH various thermo plastics This questi…on deserves this answer.
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Galvanized pipe for water and drain lines. Cast iron pipe for main drain lines.
Because it is very durable and can be soldered to copper.
Because the are non-corrosive for sewage and are fire proof in commercial aplications