IN THIS POST:
– PVC Pipes
– PEX Pipes
– Copper Pipes
– ABS Pipes
– Concrete Pipes
– Galvanised Pipes
Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an old one, there are several different types of plumbing pipes that you’ll be using during the project. Stay with us as we cover all of the different materials used for plumbing pipes, highlighting their pros and cons along the way.
All plumbing pipes can be categorised into two main types based on their use. The two types of pipes are:
Let’s discuss both the types and the different materials used to make these pipes below.
All pipes that distribute water from the main supply in the neighbourhood or building to your house or apartment are considered as supply pipes. These supply or service pipes are manufactured from the following materials:
PVC Pipes Are Commonly Used in Pakistani Homes
Polyvinyl chloride or PVC is a type of pipe that is lightweight and easy to install in comparison to traditionally used steel, iron, or concrete pipes.
Cross-linked polyethylene or PEX is one of the newest types of plumbing pipes. It is only used for water supply.
Copper Pipes Are Available in Both Rigid and Flexible Varieties
Pipes made from copper are chosen when the groundwater being supplied into the house is highly corrosive and can cause damage to other metallic pipe materials.
Drainage pipes carry wastewater out of the house and into the local sewers. Most of these are present underground and can be made of the following materials:
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or ABS is a material used to create drainage pipes that resemble PVC pipes but are slightly softer to the touch.
Drainage Pipes Are Installed at the Start of the Construction Project
Large sections of concrete pipes are needed at every construction site to connect the home’s wastewater system with the main sewers in the area.
These pipes are generally made from iron or steel that has been coated with zinc. Galvanised pipes are manufactured by pouring molten steel or iron into moulds.
Now you know all about the different types of plumbing pipes that can be used while building or renovating a home. Check out more benefits of installing a plastic-based pipe system in your home. You can also read more on concealed vs. exposed plumbing and how to prevent corrosion in your pipes. Stay tuned to Evermark Blog for more informative posts. You can also send us your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org