OOPS! My bad

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  1. Apr 28, 2010 #1

    SJNServices

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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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    Redwood

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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.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2010 #3

    inspectorD

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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??:D
     
  4. Apr 29, 2010 #4

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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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