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Mains supply pipe . Lead or not ? Pics attached .

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Estrella, 10 Sep 2012.

  1. Estrella

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    Hi guys,
    as per the title really. Water board say its galv steel , I say it's lead. It's soft and easily bent / marked . Opinions ?


    (I should add the OD is 27mm and the ID is 15mm if that's of any use)

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    Looks like lead to me. Have the water board seen it or are they assuming what should be there?
     
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    The water board have seen it previously (months ago) and said it was galv. I really dont think they are correct. But as I am not sure of galv characteristics it's a bit difficult for me to say
     
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    If it's soft and easily bent it's definitely not steel.
     
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    I can easily mark it and yeah it is pretty easy to bend (way easier than copper for example).

    I thought they were telling me porkies :evil:

    thanks for your input
     
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    100% lead no questions asked. :LOL:
     
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    A magnet will tell you 100%,but the photo says lead.
     
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    How can the waterboard mistake lead and barrel? Worrying! :eek:
     
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    definately lead galv is very easily identified and as prvious poster said a magnet will stick to Galv but not lead
     
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    It was'nt look again ;) Your reading the wrong place ;)
     
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