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Q: Plumbing for decoration?

What is the reason behind the pipes that run along the walls in our bathrooms and kitchens in China?

8 years 10 weeks ago in  Housing - Lanzhou

 
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heheheehe yes.... not sure if its decoration or just fitted afterwards and never put inside the wall

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There must be a reason for it though. To save money, or time or whatever.

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6000 years of history they've been installing pipes long before they were invented Tongue

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Apartments are built with no interior finish and so anything added needs to be put outside of the walls which are mostly masonary. The pipes that you see are mostly the heating (steam). With most bathrooms being internal (no window) there is also unfortunately the sewer pipe from upstairs running down through it as well. Just do what the locals do and wrap some lovely plastic ivy leaves or plastic bamboo around them.

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Well don't having the pipes inside the walls allows construction crews to build walls cheaper and faster. On the plus side, when the pipes do break, they won't have to destroy half, if not all of, the wall to get to the broke pipe.

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