A Short Guide on Pipe Colors

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A Short Guide on Pipe Colors

What do different color pipes mean?

The idea behind color-coding underground utilities is to help construction crews identify underground infrastructure and avoid digging up the wrong pipe or cable. Anyone who has worked in construction understands that random colorful lines on the roadway aren’t graffiti; they’re color coded signals used by construction teams to relay important information during projects. Each hue represents a distinct subsurface utility that must be taken into account while excavating or drilling in the region.

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Red – Electricity

A red spray paint line denotes subsurface electricity cables. Knowing where electrical lines are is critical since a catastrophe involving digging up live wires with metal equipment might be disastrous.

Yellow – Gas, Oil, Steam, & Chemical

In order to provide heat and energy, yellow paint is frequently placed on pavement that sits over subterranean pipes that transport gas, oil, steam, and other substances into buildings. One of these pipes being punctured while excavating might result in a major mess and perhaps a potentially explosive catastrophe.

Green – Sewer & Storm Drain

We won’t argue over whether green represents sewers and storm drains, but you don’t want to miss these markers when excavating on a building site. It might pose a substantial health risk and cause the project to be significantly delayed.

Pink – Temporary Survey Markings

Pink marks are a bit of a wild card because they don’t signify anything in particular. They are typically employed, though, when a utility is unknown or when a surveyor has to find a broad reference point for a building project.

White – Proposed Excavation

Wherever excavation is anticipated, the pavement is marked with white lines. White lines should ideally not intersect or overlap any other colored lines, unless a particular plan has been created to work around subsurface services.

Blue – Water

Water pipes are underground in a construction zone, as shown by blue markers. Needless to say, breaking a water pipe would complicate a construction project significantly, not to mention the people that utilize the buildings in the neighboring region.

Royal Flush Plumbing, an experienced plumbing company, we work with blue colored pipes all the time. So, if you’re searching for a skilled plumber who will get the job done with the least amount of bother and inconvenience to your life, give us a call at 0434 069 247

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