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    Dielectric fittings

    Dielectric fittings

    New postby jimormac on Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:04 pm

    Is it acceptable to install bronze or brass threaded valves on black steel pipe without a dielectric fitting or union?
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    Re: Dielectric fittings

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:35 pm

    For plumbing purposes, yes, bronze and brass are considered 'similar' metals to copper and to steel pipe. I say 'similar' metals as bronze and brass are not considered to be "dissimilar" metals, making 'similar' the remaining alternative.

    Brass and bronze are used to separate dissimilar metals (such as steel and copper) from one another as brass and bronze are alloys of copper and zinc.
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