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What type of pipes were used in 1930s homes?
Monday, November 22, 2021
Brass was a premium water pipe.
Galvanized steel was the most popular. .
Copper was beginning to come into regular use.
Lead was used by water utilites for service pipes to houses, but rarely for supply pipes inside the home.
Galvanized Steel for smaller waste (DWV) pipes.
Copper beginning use for smaller diameter DWV 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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