Mixing copper and galvenized pipes
Posted by David R. on June 29, 19100 at 17:33:58:
On the plumber's third trip to re-solder a copper connection after installing a new water heater, he took
out the copper pipe (about 4 inches long) and replaced it with a piece of galvenized. It doesn't have any
insulating connections (yes I'm aware that the board thinks their useless nevertheless) and I've always
been taught not to mix metals whenever possible. Should I demand that this guy put back the copper
pipe and learn how to solder a decent joint. The work was covered by a home warranty company and
I think I'd have problems getting them to fix it unless I can say something like its against building codes
or standard practice. Conversely, am I making a mountain out a mole hill, after all I'm annoyed by the
incompetence of these guys and could be just too critical of their work.

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