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How strong is cast iron pipe?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2020
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Then, is Cast Iron stronger than steel?
The strength of both cast iron and steel is also controversial, as some think steel is stronger than cast iron and others think that iron and steel are same thing, but the truth is that cast iron has a more compressive strength, and steel is more tensile. Steel is an alloy or iron, and cast iron is a hard grey metal.
Secondly, what is the advantage of cast iron pipes? The main advantage of cast iron pipe fittings are that they are indeed highly resistant to abrasion making them the ideal choice for anyone wanting to drain materials such as sand, dishwasher water and garbage disposal. Another benefit is that they are highly durable and practically indestructible.
Also question is, how strong is cast iron?
Cast iron is harder, more brittle, and less malleable than wrought iron. It cannot be bent, stretched, or hammered into shape, since its weak tensile strength means that it will fracture before it bends or distorts. It does, however, feature good compression strength.
What is the life expectancy of cast iron pipe?
In most cases, cast iron sewer pipes should last 75-100 years in a residential application. In commercial applications, the lifespan of cast iron drain pipes is 30-50 years.