dialectric union vs dialectric nipples

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  1. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    perhaps I am wrong, but I think that this thread has
    already been writtten about already.....


    if the new heater already has dialectric nipples installed in
    it , how many people add the dialectric unions on top of them???

    arent the nipples enough???

    I dont feel that the unions actually do any good what so
    ever except to clog up with corrosion....

    opinioins please
     
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    I just put a copper adapter right on top of the dielectric nipple...
    no problems to date.
     
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    customers and the internet

    the reason I mentioned this is
    I have a customer right now who has become
    an internet "expert" and expects dialectric
    unions installed on top of her dialectric nipples....

    she saw that on the Rheem site.....

    and she is also pissed off that I threw away the
    little insualtor that goes over the t+ p valve....


    they read something somewhere and then fight with you
    over basically nothing.....
     
  5. Mikebarone

    Mikebarone DIY Senior Member

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    I wonder if it wouldn’t be a good idea for you to go on the Rheem site, and ask them this same question. She may have read something wrong, or Rheem might just give you an answer that makes you go huuuuum?
     
  6. patrick88

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    I see no point on having both. I quickly checked the site and found no info on having the two items together. I did not dig very far so if any one finds more info. Good for you. I am a strong believer of using the fewest possible connections. If you used both from the start would your customer be yelling that your just trying to charge her for stuff she doesn't need.
    I think you got stuck with a customer that will look for reasons to complain no matter what you do or say.
     
  7. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    basically that is the problem

    I really cannot repeat the conversation that went on
    between me and these two people...on line anyway.....

    a husband and wife team.......

    and they played me pretty good,


    I suppose you have to have one like this to appreciate
    the good customers you have every day.....
    as long as it is not too often.....
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  8. gear junkie

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    I take them out altogether and install 6"brass nipples.
     
  9. Mikebarone

    Mikebarone DIY Senior Member

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    And then use JB weld on the treads...LOL...just kidding.
     
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