5 Types of Plumbing Pipes You’ll Find in Homes

Since ancient time, plumbing has taken many forms – and has since evolved hundreds or thousands of times. Today, plumbing materials used in pipes that supply hot and cold water to every fixture in a house have changed dramatically. These days there are five types of pipe used in houses both old and new – PEX, PVC, ABS, copper, and galvanized. But here isn’t a one-size-fits-all product. An expert in the plumbing and home renovation field identifies typical uses for each type of pipe and explains why certain pipes are better suited than others for specific plumbing projects.


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