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What type water supply and drain (DWV) pipes were commonly used for 1950s residential plumbing?
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Galvanized steel was the most popular water pipe during the 1950s.
Copper was also regularly used for water pipe.
Copper was used for smaller diameter (up to about 3”) DWV pipes.
Cast Iron was used for larger DWV pipes
Orangeburg (bituminous fiber pipe) was used for sewer laterals.
Also, you might want to read How can I tell what type of plumbing pipe I have? and What is the difference between water pipe and sewage (waste) pipe? and Are plastic pipes (PVC, CPVC, and PEX) safe for drinking water?
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