Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe is generally used for pressurized plumbing lines, drain/waste/vent and irrigation applications.
Brass is primarily used for supplying hot water, such as water heater applications
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is used for drain, waste and vent applications but can withstand higher temperature drain water than PVC pipe
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) is used for in-house plumbing of hot and cold water supply applications.
Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) is used for hot and cold water supply applications. Polyethylene is used for cold water and irrigation applications.
Black Steel pipe is used for gas and heating applications
Copper tubing is used for water supply lines and heated water applications, such as water heaters or bath and shower lines
Vinyl tubing is most often used for chemicals, gases and liquids, has a rubber-like flexibility and is resistant to acids, alkalis and many solvents
Galvanized Steel pipe is used for water supply lines, well pumps, sewage and some irrigation applications
Black and galvanized pipe can offer an industrial look when left exposed in various rooms of the
house, and can lend a modern look to shelving, light fixtures and furniture applications. Click the
guides in this section for step-by-step project instructions.
To complete your plumbing job successfully, stock up on these must-have accessories
Hangers hold pipes in place
Chemicals & solvents securely bond pipes together
Solder & flux adhere to copper & brass
We carry high-quality plumbing parts and plumbing repair products so you can get the job done right. You can find PVC pipes, fittings, toilet repair kits, specialty pipes and more at The Home Depot.
Our buying guides can help you figure out the right parts, products and tools you need for your plumbing project. If you want to complete the project yourself, we offer plumbing project guides that provide step-by-step instructions. If you need help with installation, we have licensed and insured professionals who are experts in the latest industry standards and trends and can ensure the project is completed successfully.