Plumbing pipes are commonly made of PVC or Polyvinyl Chlorides. PVC or polyvinyl chloride pipe is widely used for drainage, vent, drain lines, waste and cold water lines, and for sewage purposes. Their configurations and thickness vary according to the use for which it is being used.
Pipe is typically manufactured out of PVC. It can also be manufactured using other plastics but usually, it is PVC. However, pipe of other plastic is preferred by many because PVC pipe is flammable. If a PVC pipe is punctured with a hole or a sharp object, it would be very hard to remove the pipe. But the pipe is not so tough that it does not break even if there is sharp object penetrating it.
Drain and vent pipes are located in different part of the house. Drain pipes are placed under the kitchen sink and they drain the wastewater from the kitchen into the sewer. Vent pipes are placed under the toilet and they vent the foul odor from the toilet into the outside air. Waste pipes are placed around the house to collect the garbage from the garbage receptacles into the trash containers. They carry the solid wastes away from the house and place them in a special place that is out of the reach of children and pets. These waste pipes are usually made of ceramic or stainless steel. Ceramic pipe is usually used in bathrooms and toilets where stainless steel is used for the sewer line because the pipe is fire resistant.
The common sizes of plumbing pipe are standard, metric, and decorative. The sizes of standard size pipe are about 6 inches, standard-size, and the most common-sized plumbing pipe is the imperial-size.
Plumbing has a lot of uses like the drains, vents, waste pipes, drains, hot water pipes, sewer lines, sewers, water lines, gas lines, waste disposal lines, and water heater. It has many designs and models and each of these models have their own functions and features. The plumbing designers and engineers often use several kinds of materials for the pipes because each material has its own specific properties and characteristics that should be considered while designing the plumbing system.
Plumbing design involves a lot of processes and tools. Before designing the plumbing, engineers and designers first gather all the necessary information to design the system. And then after collecting all the information, they will use this information to design the plumbing system in a proper manner that is easy to install and use.