Ball valve installation with mixed metals

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by plethodon, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. plethodon

    plethodon New Member

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    I am planning to install ball valves in 1/2" cpvc supply lines in my basement. Locally, available ball valves are brass and available male adapters/connectors with cpvc solvent weld capacity are all stainless steel. is it ok to connect the stainless with the brass? Thanks for any advice.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The reason stainless steel IS stainless, relates to its activity on the nobility scale. Not to worry mixing SS with copper or brass,
  3. plethodon

    plethodon New Member

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    Thanks, Jimbo.
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