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What type of water supply and drain (DWV) pipes were commonly used in the 2000s?
Sunday, April 28, 2019
CPVC was the became the most popular water supply piping, with PEX gaining a foothold in the market.
Copper was still used, but rarely.
CPVC (cream-color plastic) was the most popular water supply pipe.
PEX (red, blue, or white flexible plastic) especially popular to repiping older homes.
PVC (white plastic) used for water service piping to house (not inside), and other exterior locations.
ABS (black plastic) continued to be used, especially in mobile homes.
PVC (white plastic) was most the common DWV pipe.
See our blog post for What do the ABS, PVC, CPVC, PB, and PEX plumbing pipe names mean? for the chemical composition behind all those acronyms. Also, you might want to read 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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