Plumbing and Drainage – these are the systems of moving water into the house, then taking it away along with other fluids and fluid wastes after it has been used.
Plumbing – this system covers a wide range of areas. A plumber provides sanitary plumbing which includes hot and cold water reticulation, flush systems, gas supply, fire prevention systems, roof flashings, down pipes, and the internal installation of sanitary fixtures like WCs, basins, faucets etc.
Drainage – This is a separate system which is defined as the outdoor water and fluid removal. This includes the underground systems such as sewer pipelines, storm water systems and the subsoil drainage systems.
Your home plumbing system will have different types of piping materials for different uses, including freshwater supply, waste drainage, irrigation, gas pipes for appliances, and so on. Which type is used in which application will largely depend on the age of your plumbing system? An older plumbing system may be dominated by cast iron and galvanized iron, while a new home will have plastic pipes of various types used almost exclusively.
Some plastic pipes used in plumbing (such as PVC and CPVC) may also be used in the venting of high-efficiency condensing furnaces. However, this will be an overview of pipe materials for use in plumbing applications. These are the most common types of plumbing piping materials found in homes of different ages, what they are used for, and an overview of how to cut and fasten them together.
Here are types of plumbing materials used in piping for waste lines, water supply pipes, and natural gas supply:
-Cast iron for plumbing waste lines
-PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) for plumbing waste lines
-Chromed brass for plumbing waste lines
-Chromed copper for water supply lines
-Galvanized iron for water supply lines
-Copper (rigid and flexible) for water supply lines
-CPVC (Chlorinated Poly-Vinyl Chloride) for water supply lines
-PEX (Cross-linked Polyethylene) for water supply lines
-Black iron for gas pipes