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What element is used to make plumbing pipes?
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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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.
Galvanized pipe for water and drain lines. Cast iron pipe for main drain 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 !!
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.
Copper and iron mostly.
Because it lasts and is very versatile and can be used for a variety of plumbing applications with amazing results
Copper tubing is used for underground propane service lines but should be installed by a licensed propane company. See www.propane101.com/gasserviceline.htm for a better… explanation.
Copper is used for most plumbing systems. Alloys such as steel and brass are also often used.
Lead is toxic, especially to children. Small children may eat chips of lead-based paint, and lead from the pipes contaminates the water running through them.
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… also. To know more information visit at- alliedallcityinc.com.
You must mean in DRAIN pipes. -It can not be used in plumbing pipes.
In Roman Empire
The Romans called it plumbum- which is where we got the word plumbing. We call the element lead.