Stainless steel covers a wide range of alloys with different properties. One property all stainless steels have in common is that they all contain at least 12 percent chromium. They can be divided into three main groups: Austenitic stainless steel, Ferritic stainless steel and Martensitic stainless steel. We will discuss the metal properties of stainless steel.
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Many variations of viable piping have been introduced since plumbing has become an astounding innovation. Materials that are in use today range from copper to plastic, but there is a material that is often debated as being the best for use for water lines. Stainless steel has many pros to it, but also within this article I am going to cover the cons. That being said, I will also go over the alternatives that can compete with stainless steel in becoming the material-of-choice in the architectural world.
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