Gas heater nipple corrosion

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krishmunn

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I got a Gas water heater installed by a plumber about 2 years back

Now , both the inlet and outlet are badly corroded. It actually started corroding within a year of installation

When I told the plumber, he asked to get a electrician to check the grounding.

Is he bluffing or is it really a problem that need to be tackled by electrician?

BTW, the plumber charged me permit fee but never got it permitted or inspected ( checked town record later). He is licensed ( verified that)
 

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There should have been a dielectric union to be installed whenever dissimilar metals are joined. Unions would be installed between fittings and heater.
 

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Are you sure your draft hood is working correctly? That seems pretty bad for being 2 years old. I don't think the grounding would/ could do that. It's either water or your in an environment that's needs attention. This is just my guess with limited info.
 

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That's not gas , its water! gotta rebuild it brass or dielectric . handle your business with your plumber, it very well might not be grounded properly but either way the installation is incorrect. permit issue could be addressed too if you choose
 
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