Brass & Iron

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by vman, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. vman

    vman New Member

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    I had to change a shut off on my water heater from a wrench type black pipe shut off to a simple half turn shut. The shut off is brass. Are there any known issues with brass to black pipe (is that iron) connections or metals?

    Also I used TFE paste. Is that cool with gas (brass & black pipe)?

    Thx
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    A brass valve will be fine IF it is rated for gas. Same for the pipe dope...if it is rated for use with gas, it should be fine.
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