Plumbing Pipes and The Types

Every building must need plumbing to make the people who use it do activities that need water like taking a bath, washing, and going to the toilet.

There are some types of plumbing pipes that we know to make sure we have chosen the right pipe. In this article, we are going to see some of the types of plumbing.

Types Of Plumbing Pipes

Types of Plastic Water Pipe

PVC water pipe

PVS stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride. The function of this pipe is to drain clean water, used-water, drainage, and rainwater. People sometimes use a different color to make them easier to differentiate the function of each pipe. The usual color for this pipe is actually white.

Types of Plastic Water Pipe

CPVC water pipe

CPVS stands for Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride. This pipe can resist the temperature until 1,8000C. This pipe is usually used in water and cold water installation.

Copper water pipe

This is one of the types of plumbing pipes used in refrigerant installation because of its high resistance to cold and hot temperatures. It can also be used above and inside the ground.


It stands for Cross-linked Polyethylene. This is another type of pipe that can use in cold and hot water installation. It can also be used for hydraulic because of its tolerance for hot and cold water.

Galvanized water pipe

This one is made from metal and steel as its cover. The installation for this pipe needs a lot of accuracies. This pipe can be used above and inside the soil.

HDPE water pipe

HDPE stands for High-Density Polyethylene. This pipe is made from non-toxic plastic that has high elasticity. This one is really suitable to use in the house for daily use.

PP-R water piper

This pipe is made from polypropylene random. It can drain water that has high temperature and tension. 

Types of Plumbing Pipes Materials

Types of Plumbing Pipes Materials

There are some kinds of materials that are used to make the pipes. Generally,  there are seven kinds of materials to make the pipe, which are :

  1. Carbon steel
  2. moly
  3. ferronickel
  4. Stainless steel
  5. PVC (paralon)
  6. Chrome-moly

And then, specifically, there are also seven kinds of materials, which are:

  1. Fiberglass
  2. Aluminum
  3. Wrought iron
  4. Cooper
  5. Red brass
  6. Nickel cooper
  7. Nickel chrome iron

There are also seven based rules to choose the materials before the company makes them:

  1. The pipes for the power plant
  2. The pipes for the air and gas industry
  3. The pipes for refining crude oil
  4. The pipes for oil carrying
  5. The pipes for cooling
  6. The pipes for nuclear power
  7. The pipes for gas distribution and transmission
  8. Different Types of Pipes for Plumbing 

There are three kinds of pipes used to drain the water, clean water, used-water, and dirty water. 

The Pipes for Clean Water

  1. HDPE pipes—it stands for High- Density Polyethylene. It is really suitable for clean water because the degree of riftness is shallow and also very flexible
  2. PP-R pipe—this one is perfect for the hot clean water
  3. PVC-0 pipe—the volume of the water that will be drained from this pipe is huge

The Pipes for Used-Water

  1. PVC pipe
  2. Silent technology pipe—this is perfect for the high building or for those who want their sewerage quite

The Pipes for Dirty Water

  1. PVC pipe for wastewater—this pipe is specially made for water waste, the majority color for this pipe is brown
  2. Astolan pipe—this is made for draining the wastewater that has a high temperature
  3. PVC pipe
  4. Silent technology pipe

Those are the types of plumbing pipes and the brief information about pipes that people might need to know to choose the right pipe for their needs.

It is essential to choose the right one because it will affect the drainage. If we choose the right pipe for the specific drainage, it will make the water drain perfectly and help the daily needs. 

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