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Types of Pipes

5/11/2012 6:26:26 PM | by Anonymous


Pipes, at most times, cannot be easily found but their presence is definitely felt in places where there is a flow of water. This hollow tube is not only used to conduct liquid but also gas and even solid materials. There are various types of pipes available in the market and their differences can be distinguished by their durability and the material used in producing them.


A tube suitable for high pressure is cast iron pipes. It is thick, strong and heavy. We can explain the advantages and disadvantages of using this pipe through the features mentioned. Its thick and strong qualities, as previously mentioned, make it appropriate to use in cases where strong pressure has to be dealt with. Its thickness allows it to last for long and withstand chemical and mechanical pipe-cleaning equipment. However, it is hard to carry because of heavy weight. In order to make lifting cast iron pipes possible, they are manufactured in short length which means jointing them is costly and can only be done by an expert.


Copper pipe is the commonly used cylinder in home water supply lines because of being corrosion resistant. It is available in various flexibility and rigidity. Its price and installation tend be more expensive than the other types of pipes but the cost will surely be worth it since it has longer life span and copper pipes can be easily bent and curved making it suitable in various applications.


Plastic pipe, on the other hand, is the cheapest among its types and the easiest to install which entails low labor cost too. Primer and liquid cement can be used in attaching the joints. It also holds the great feature of copper pipe which is being rust free. Despite these advantages, plastic pipes are the least durable and have tendency to crack under heavy loads.

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