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Old 04-28-2010, 12:18 PM  
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Recently after running copper pipe to a kitchen that is being remodeled my customer brought to my attention that the junction between steel and copper should have a brass coupling to prevent electrolysis. Yep, makes sense, I'm gonna fix it. But I was wondering just how bad a problem is this and what would be the downside of it being left this way?



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Old 04-28-2010, 03:19 PM  
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Yep it's bad!
The steel will disappear and leaks will happen.
At least 8" of brass will take care of problems.



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Old 04-28-2010, 03:27 PM  
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What he said.
I see it often enough, and it just corrodes away.

And Redwood, where did you get your certification? I'm lookin to get mine but the lunatic school I wanted to attend...well, lets just say they made the news....sumthin about a rubber truck??

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Old 04-29-2010, 12:38 AM  
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Lowes sells a coupler just for this. 1/2 - 1/2 copper for about $10 ea. Now the hard part... Remembering to get a few when I'm there next time!

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