Water Pipes

Water pipes have been a major source that transfer water. Pipes have always been very helpful as they transfer water from one places to another. It was during the 16th and 17th century that wooden pipes came into use. Pipes were made by logs of wood that was hollowed and then filed at the end for the water to pass through it. Animal fat was used to seal multiple pipes together. These wooden pipes were used in drainage culverts, sewage tanks and were used under highways. Then later tubes came into used in the 20th century.

Earlier pipes were made of lead but since there have been a few health issues in the past therefore there came a major change in pipes. They are made with a combination of lead-tin alloy which is used to join copper pipes and a better version is the tin-antimony to join copper pipes and to avoid lead problems. Iron pipes was another alternative as it was more durable and less in cost as compared to other pipes. Bronze pipes with a combination of other materials were also used.
Pipes come in various diameter according to the usage. Water that has to be transfered from one house to another, generally narrow pipes are used and for sewage water to pass through, huge and broad pipes are used which are underground. Such kind of pipes are also used for irrigation where water is required in fields. There is a difference in pipes and tubes.
Generally pvc pipes are used for plumbing and these pipes are broad and are different in measurement whereas copper tubes are narrow in diameter. Water pipe comes in various thickness like 20, 40 and 80 depending on the water pressure. Pipes have a greater wall thickness which means greater durability and high pressure resistance.The thicker the wall the more expensive it gets.
Ever since water pipes came into existences things have been more comfortable and convenient. Pipes have been used for irrigation purpose, for carrying water to different houses and for sewage water to pass through.

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