You’re probably familiar with PVC pipe. It’s the white plastic pipe commonly used for plumbing and drainage. PVC is a thermoplastic material that is molded into different shapes to create pipes, fittings, valves and other liquid handling supplies.
Similarly, what is the difference between white and black PVC pipe?
The difference between black and white PVC pipes is the chemical composition of the plastic used in manufacturing them. They are both primarily used for water drainage purposes. White pipe is composed of poly-vinyl chloride, hence the designation of PVC. The black pipe is composed of acylonitrile butadiene styrene.
Similarly, what’s the difference between ABS and PVC pipe? The two most common types of plastic pipe, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), have small differences depending on the use, but the main difference is that ABS pipe contains BPA while PVC does not. ABS is always black while PVC is white- and easy way to see the difference quickly.
Also question is, what type of water pipes are used in homes today?
The most common pipes used today are copper, PVC, or ABS. However, when dealing with older homes, you might encounter a number of other piping material. For example, homes built before 1960 used galvanized steel or cast iron DWV (drain/waste/vent) pipe systems.
What is pipe and types?
Pipes come in several types and sizes. They can be divided into three main categories: metallic pipes, cement pipes and plastic pipes. Metallic pipes include steel pipes, galvanised iron pipes and cast iron pipes. Plastic pipes include plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes (LEE n.y.).