Types of Plumbing Pipes in The Market

(Last Updated On: January 24, 2018)

Plumbing pipes of many types can be found for residential as well as commercial establishments. The use of pipes generally depends on where these are being set up and how they are applied. However, whether you are using pipes of PVC, Copper, PEX, brass, cast iron or galvanized materials, you can occasionally come across some problems such as pipe leakage that need pipe repair. Find out more about the common types plumbing pipes in the industry.

Flexible copper pipes

This type of pipe is used often in appliances such as ice makers in the refrigerator, dishwashers etc that require a water supply. It can be bended easily, although you have to cut off the piece and have it substituted in case it kinks. Compression or soldered fittings are used to join flexible copper pipe sections together.

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Cast iron pipes

These are typically made in the form of bell-and-spigot. You can even find these with threaded joints, although these are costlier than the bell-and-spigot types. These are bulkier than other types of pipes, and are generally used as the primary pipe for underground installation and in water distribution systems in sewer systems and drainage systems. Even the smallest ones are 4 inches in size, and are sufficiently large for use in residential areas. Cast iron pipes, due to their heavy form, have to be supported properly while assembling a joint. Otherwise, there will be implications such as pipe bursting, and when that happens, you will need hire a plumber for pipe burst repair.

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Galvanized pipes

These were commonly used in residential projects. These days, however, it is used less often due to the rust accumulation within the pipes. Due to the small diameter, the rust buildup narrows down the channel for supply. In case the pipes are old enough, it is possible to find water pouring from faucets with traces of rust – due to the scales within the pipe breaking loose. These pipes can be used for supplying water not used for drinking, cooking or washing. If you have old and rusty galvanized pipes, there might even be a possibility of a pipe leak. Do have them replaced by a professional.

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PEX pipes

This type of piping is flexible, and is a standard for many small business and residential plumbing projects. These are a little expensive to buy, but can be installed quickly and needs only small amount of maintenance. However, the outer plastic layer of these pipes can be damaged by UV rays, which makes them unfit for installation in outdoor areas. If you have any of these pipes set up outdoors, have it replaced with some other type of pipe to avoid pipe leak problems in the future.

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Mr Plumber Singapore provides full range of plumbing services in Singapore, including plumbing repair, water pipe leak repair, water heater installation, clearing clogged sink/drain/toilet bowls, installation & repair of toilet bowl, kitchen sink, toilet sink, drainage pipe, concealed pipes, floor trap, etc. We have a team of licensed plumbers who are available for emergency plumbing and are 24 hours plumber ready. We have over 10 years of plumbing experience and have done thousands of plumbing jobs for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB plumbing) and commercial plumbing. We are the highly recommended plumber Singapore,with many happy customers and reviews over the years on Google and Facebook. Call us for transparent quotation and honest pricing for all your plumbing needs at +65 66536258

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