Lead Pipe

Lead Pipe
No longer in use and rarely found in US homes.

In some older homes some lead pipe may be found in waste lines. As long as such pipes are functional they can continue to be used and don't pose a hazard. If problems arise or such pipes are found during remodeling, they should be replaced with ABS or PVC pipe.

Note: some older water coolers, fixtures and old buildings may contain lead material in the drinking water system and this can be a health concern. Some older copper pipe may contain solder with a high lead content. Lead Pipe

A lead pipe in an older home in use as a vent in a basement drain. The pipe has a dent that reduces air flow. Due to the relative softness of lead such damage is common.

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