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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 Romans used for plumbing.
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What element is used to make plumbing pipes?

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Why is copper pipe used for plumbing?

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