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Types of Pipes

ABS
ABS

ABS pipes are easier to install than PVC pipes, as PVC pipes need a purple primer before each joint is glued together, and the joints must then be held together for 5 to 10 seconds for the glue to take hold.

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Cast Iron
Cast Iron

Cast iron pipe is a pipe which has had historic use as a pressure pipe for transmission of water, gas and sewage, and as a water drainage pipe during the 19th and 20th centuries. It comprises predominantly a gray cast iron tube and was frequently used uncoated, although later coatings and linings reduced corrosion and improve hydraulics.

Flexible Copper Tubing
Flexible Copper Tubing

Re: Flexible copper in wall and exposed copper/plumbing Originally posted by Unforgiven View Post 5/8 type ACR (refrigeration tubing) matches up to 1/2" copper water pipe. One is measured internally, the other externally. It is the same size pipe.

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Galvanized Steel
Galvanized Steel

What is Galvanized Steel Pipe? Galvanized steel can be made into a strong plumbing or tubing material -- one that resists corrosion from exposure to water or the elements. It has been used used for water-supply pipes or as a strong tubing for outdoor applications.

PEX
PEX

PEX supply pipe is the biggest revolution in plumbing since the flush toilet, and in this article we'll answer the most common questions homeowners have about it and also give you some tips for working with it.

PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride. Polyvinyl chloride (/ˌpɒlivaɪnəl ˈklɔəraɪd/), also known as poly vinyl or vinyl, commonly abbreviated PVC, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid (sometimes abbreviated as RPVC) and flexible.

Rigid Copper
Rigid Copper

Standard copper pipe in 10 and 20 foot lengths costs a lot less (per foot). The "problem" with long lengths is the cost of shipping makes ordering long lengths out of practical reach. We are offering short lengths as a "service" which means we must cut the pipe by hand as well as package it.

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