Water Service Pipe Material Identification



LeadGalvanized IronCopperBrass
Outer AppearanceDull gray, bendable; Often curves between wall/floor and valveDark gray or black; Straight rigid pipeBrown; Can have green corrosion spotsBrown; Can have green corrosion spots
Threads at ConnectionsNoneYesNoneYes
Scratch Test (Coin or Key)Shiny silverHard to scratch, remains grayCopper like a pennyGold color
Magnet TestDoes not stickMagnet WILL stickDoes not stickDoes not stick


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