What type of pipes were used in 1920s homes?
Monday, November 22, 2021
Galvanized steel was the most popular.
Lead was still used inside the home until the end of the 1920s, and for public water supply pipes.
Galvanized Steel for smaller waste pipes.
Cast Iron was used for larger DWV pipes.
Clay still in use, primarily for utility sewer lines or laterals.
Orangeburg (bituminous fiber pipe) was used for sewer laterals beginning in mid-1940s.
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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