PLUMBING Tips & Tricks

The Different Types of Plumbing Pipes

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- By Russell Jones

Explore the world of pipes and learn about the various types and their unique benefits. From PVC to copper, we've got you covered! Read now about the different residential types of water pipes.

Whats Available?

Picking the right kind of pipe can be a real challenge. There’s a variety of pipes available on the market, all with their own benefits and drawbacks.

PVC Piping

Unlike metal, they offer a much more affordable and versatile option for connecting a plumbing system. This design is corrosion-resistant, which makes it reliable and durable.

PEX Piping

PEX pipes are a popular, durable plastic piping used for water supply lines.  They can be produced with a range of different flexibilities, which makes them very versatile.

ABS Piping

ABS pipes are black plastic pipes noted for their high reliability and lifespan. They’re also much more durable in cold temperatures than other plumbing pipes.

Copper Piping

This type of highly popular pipe has corrosion-resistant attributes that ensure high water quality. Copper can easily deal with hot and cold water without any problems.

Iron & Galvanized Piping

A less popular type of pipe that's rarely used but still common. These pipes are durable but have been abandoned for plastic that isn't prone to rust or sediment buildup.

Final Thoughts

Each one of the pipes listed isn't without its faults. Read the full article to understand their applications and pros and cons.

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