Copper and Plastic Pipes by Paradise Plumbing & Gas

Posted on June 2, 2018

For potable water use, galvanized iron piping was commonplace in the United States from the late 1800s until the 1960s. After that, copper piping became the standard.

For non-potable water such as drains and irrigation, drain and vent pipe lines are often made of plastic, steel, cast-iron, or lead. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and it has become a common replacement for metal piping. PVC is rigid plastic pipe with thick walls to deal with municipal water pressure, introduced around 1970. CPVC can be used for hot and cold potable water supply. Connections are made with primers and solvent cements as required by code.

Plumbing installation and repair work must be done according to plumbing and building codes to protect the inhabitants of the buildings and to ensure safe, quality construction.

Call Paradise Plumbing and Gas at 602-565-0936 for all your plumbing and gas line needs!