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18 Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Posted on May 1, 2015 by team


I remember a day when plumbers were changing cold water pipes in our apartment building in Russia. They were called in because the water was barely sipping from taps and it lasted for pretty long while and when it almost stopped running at all they were called in. When they cut off the old pipes they showed us what was inside and it still stays in my memory.   The pipe was fully stuffed by some totally unpleasant looking something with a thin thin small hole in the middle. Looks like in the past few years nothing much changed as here are some pipe samples posted by various Russian plumbers across variety of Russian websites which were compiled in this post.

The cavity inside the pipe is getting smaller and smaller overgrown with dirt.

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18 Responses to “Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People”

  1. ed brown says:

    ​Russia will begin Moon colonization in 2030

  2. anyád says:

    It’s not dirt, it’s limescale and rust from the pipes. Pretty common in limewater areas.

    • Andrew says:

      Limescale is white-coloured. Rust is brown-coloured. But look at second picture: deposit is black-coloured. It is not limescale nor rust.

      • danegar says:

        Yes. But that second picture might not be a water pipe. There’s not much to give scale, but note that the wall to pipe#2 appears much thinner than the other pictures, so the pipe might be a lot bigger. Like, say, a waste pipe. Or a pipe for something completely different. I don’t think it’s a water-supply pipe.

        • Andrew says:

          danegar, Pipe #2 obviously is a water pipe. Note a hand in the background. May be it is riser pipe for all storeys of aparts house. These pipes also can be totally stuffed. Waste pipes are much bigger, made of plastic or cast iron.

  3. danegar says:

    Yes, it’s the same all over the world, old iron pipes get that way from minerals in the water.

  4. Richard S. says:

    It’s not a Russian problem. It’s a problem everywhere. Nothing more than hard water calcium and mineral deposits.

    • Alain says:

      Well, maybe, but here in France, you can drink tap water and water does not get out brown for your shower. So there surely is a reason for that to happen in Russia, isn’t it ?

      • magpie says:

        You can drink tap water pretty much anywhere. The water that comes out of treatment facilities is clean. But do you really want to risk it because off all the old rusty pipes in the city/town you live in? France, UK, USA, Russia… The country doesn’t matter. So stop being an ignorant self-loving bitch.

        • Alain says:

          You can drink tap water pretty much anywhere. But not in Russia/Ukraine and certainly other CIS countries. My own experience :)

          • magpie says:

            Yeah? What’s your experience? I spent first 17 years of my life living in Belarus, Ukraine, and far east Russia before moving to US. I’ve drank tap water in above mentioned countries, I’ve drank tap water in Japan, Kuwait and Costa Rica. I am still alive. Pipes is what matters, not treatment facilities.

  5. john says:

    That’s nasty.

  6. Alain says:

    No wonder one should not drink tap water in Russia. And also why the water is sometimes brown when you want to have shower…

    Before going to war abroad, Russia should first provide basic amenities to its citizens, starting with water everywhere. And become a little more than a third world country on this point…

  7. Muzzlehatch says:

    When I visited Moscow in 1969. The tap water was excellent at the hotel. I was told that it came from deep wells.

  8. Doktorskaya Grill says:

    That’s horrible!

    What these people drink instead of water?

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