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Plumbing Pipe Installation, Maintenance and Repair

 

There are certain standard codes that need to be followed while designing or manufacturing any piping system. South East Total Service is Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Our continuing goal is to ensure our clients feel totally confident and secure in doing business with us. Whether you are looking for plumbing services for a new home, a remodeling project, or just ongoing maintenance, we serve Chattanooga and the surrounding areas with high quality piping and other plumbing services.

 

 

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Systems[edit]
Copper piping system in a building
The major categories of plumbing systems or subsystems are:[10]
potable cold and hot tap water supply
plumbing drainage venting
sewage systems and septic systems with or without hot water heat recycling and graywater recovery and treatment systems
Rainwater, surface, and subsurface water drainage[relevant? – discuss]
fuel gas piping
hydronics, i.e. heating and cooling systems utilizing water to transport thermal energy, as in district heating systems, like for example the New York City steam system.

Type Of Systems

 

The major categories of plumbing systems or subsystems are:

 

Types of Pipe Material

 

In the past, many types of material have been used in conveying water from one point to another.  Masonry and wood were probably the first materials used.  Plastics are the newest, and are now being used quite extensively.  At present, water mains are made of a variety of materials, summarized in the chart below.

 

Material
Advantages
Disadvantages
Primary Use
Coated?
cast iron

no longer manufactured; deteriorates in some soils
large, old systems
yes
ductile iron
strong, ductile
deteriorates in some soils
large systems
yes
steel
inexpensive
wall thickness must be carefully considered
raw water mains
yes
concrete
inexpensive

raw water mains and industrial systems
no
pre-stressed concrete
inexpensive

raw water mains and industrial systems
no
asbestos cement

brittle; no longer manufactured
replaced cast iron; in old systems
no
PVC
inexpensive
gasoline from soil can pass into pipe
<10 inch pipes
no
non-rigid plastic

requires special heat fusion joining tools; inorganic chemicals in soil weaken pipe
service lines in water systems and main lines in gas systems
no
copper


service lines
no
galvanized iron

corrodes; produces discolored water; has a short life; deteriorates in some soils

no

 

 

 

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