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What type of water supply and drain (DWV) pipes were commonly used in older houses?
Monday, June 3, 2019
It depends on how old the “older house” is, since the types of pipe material used have gradually shifted over the decades. And, if the house has been repiped, the material will be one of the choices that was popular at the time of repiping. We have done a decade-by-decade breakdown of what you are likely to find. Just click on one of the links below.
Commonly Used Pipes By Decade
Also, for visual identifcation of the pipe types, see our blog post How can I tell what type of plumbing pipe I have?
And, for more information of the types of pipes that have become problematic over the years and may require replacement:
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