There now.

Hot water won’t make that leak.

Corrosion might, in the fullness of time. But heat won’t.

D&L have a regular Wednesday doctor visit in the big town about 50 miles away for the next two months or so. Which means I have a regular appointment to feed and deal with the hygiene needs of their horses and dogs.


Since they’re on the road toward town I decided to take the bike, combine chores and go to the hardware store to get some proper galvanized plumbing for the water heater. And if this doesn’t finalize the job I can’t imagine what will. 🙂

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11 Responses to There now.

  1. W Wilson says:

    Don’t dissimilar metals tend to corrode quicker?

  2. The Neon Madman says:

    I doubt if corrosion will be a problem, hard water buildup will be the thing that Joel will have long before that.

  3. Goober says:

    WWilson:

    Using brass and galvanized steel together is fine. For whatever reason they don’t have galvanic issues like some dis-similars do. Since they don’t really make valves out of galv steel, for the most part, you pretty much have to combine them, anyway. But it’s fine. Joel appears to have done this correctly.

    Biggest concern you have is that steel threads in a brass fitting can make a mess of the brass threads if you’re not careful about how tight you screw everything together.

  4. Mike says:

    W Wilson, what you are talking about is called bimetallic corrosion or galvanic corrosion. For that to happen three things are needed:

    – An electrolyte linking the two metals,

    – An electrical connection between the metals, and

    – Sufficient potential difference between the two metals.

    Seeing that there is no electrical connection involved, I don’t think corrosion will be an issue.

  5. Mark Matis says:

    But Mike, flowing water can create an electrical current which can cause corrosion. Especially since the water is as it is…

  6. Joel says:

    Honestly I will be very surprised if the whole thing doesn’t corrode into leaking or plugging within a couple of years. Local well water doesn’t play well with galvanized fittings, don’t ask me why.

    But probably the garden hose will find a way to fail first. It gets HOT in that box.

  7. Terrapod says:

    Joel, check your mail drop. According to Fedex your window was delivered Friday 4th.Make sure it is intact and file claim if not.

    Location Tucson, AZ, US
    Shipped on Sat, May 29, 2021
    Scheduled delivery Mon, Jun 7, 2021
    Delivered on Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 2:45 PM

  8. Joel says:

    Thanks, Terrapod. It should get here tomorrow evening!

  9. Terrapod says:

    Excellent – picture and update when it goes in.

    Might want to have an assistant if there is one nearby, otherwise improvise and maybe use green branches as dowels or some such to help get things aligned.and in position. Praying it goes smoothly and no Murphy visits.

  10. Mark Matis says:

    Should the bed and bones arrive at the same time???

  11. Joel says:

    Yup. Ought to be a nice care package post this weekend.

To the stake with the heretic!