Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

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.

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

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

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People

18 thoughts on “Pipes to Supply Cold Water to People”

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

      • 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.

        • 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.

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

    • 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 ?

      • 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.

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

          • 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.

  2. 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…

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

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