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What type of pipes were used in 1920s homes?
Monday, November 22, 2021
Galvanized steel was coming into use.
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.
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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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about PLUMBING PIPES:
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