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Galvanized Steel Pipes

Galvanize pipes exist in many homes in the Chicago area. Many years ago, they were the choice material for plumbing. Over time, it was realized that they have significant issues as they age. What Are Galvanized Pipes Galvanized pipes are steel or iron pipes which have been coated or dipped into molten zinc. The appearance, when new, looks like nickel in color. As it ages, the pipe appears a duller gray. Sometimes, the pipes are painted, making them difficult to identify. Lead is also gray, but a magnet is attracted to galvanized steel, not lead. The History of Galvanized Steel Pipes and Their Problem Before World War II, lead was the primary material for indoor plumbing. When it was d

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