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Larry Weingarten
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Hi, I like what you were thinking about this morning. Nice mix. 😉 To your question, galvanic corrosion has a LOT to do with the distance between different metals. Also, the protection the anode gives works sort of like a light bulb. Anything lit up, or in direct line of sight is protected, with closer being better. Protection does not go around corners well. That’s why a simple 3″ plastic lined steel nipple works so well in protecting the steel tank from copper plumbing. But, in general, the fewer metals in close proximity, the better. A trick I use is to put a lined nipple between galvanized plumbing and a brass valve. 😎

Yours, Larry

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