The system of conveying fluids for different uses is known as plumbing. Apparatuses and fixtures like pipes, tanks, plumbing fixtures, and valves are used for passing on fluids. The general uses of plumbing include removal of waste, heating, and cooling (HVAC), and delivering portable water, but they have other uses too.

Systems of Plumbing- The different types of plumbing systems are as follows:

• Fuel Gas Piping

• Sewage systems and septic systems with or without hot water heat recycling, greywater recovery, and treatment system.

• Potable cold and hot tap water supply

• Rainwater, surface, and subsurface water drainage

• Plumbing drainage venting

What Is A Water Pipe?

A plastic or metal surface that carries treated fresh water and pressurized water for distributing water to the buildings is known as a water pipe.

Materials Used For Plumbing-

Steel banding with hallowed wooden logs wrapped was utilized for plumbing pipes basically for water mains. Nowadays, the most of the plumbing systems are made up of plastic, steel, copper, soil, cast iron, and steel.


Pipelines like distribution pipes and galvanized steel portable water supply are mostly found with the average pie sizes of 3/6 inch (9.5 mm) to 2 inches (51 mm). This system is hardly used nowadays. Female tapered threads on couplers, elbows, valves, tees and other fittings are connected by National pipe Thread (NTP) standard tapered male threads. The cost of galvanized steel (also known as “galv” or “iron”) is much higher and they are not easy to handle due to the need of a pipe threader. For satisfying building code non-combustibility requirements, which are generally not found in apartment buildings, hotel or other commercial applications. The existing “galv” remain in general use. They are resistant and durable to mechanical abuse.


They are generally used for domestic watering systems. The rise in the price of copper has let to fall in the demand for copper, which has also resulted in the increase in the demands of PEX and stainless steel.


Plastic is the most widely used product for domestic purposes and drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipe. The main types if pipe include: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which was experimentally invented in the 19th century but became practical in the year 1926.

Plumbing fixtures are transferable instruments for use water for that is connected to a building’s plumbing system. Whenever you have a problem at your home opt for a good plumbing system that will help you stay protected from future drainage problems.