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    • #274535
      Adam Spickler

      I have two 40 gallon hot water heaters that are 10 years old. I have noticed some calcium deposits and rust where the copper pipes attach to the fittings on top of the heaters. Should I call a plumber?

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      Rick
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      If you have copper pipe connected to steel pipe, you need to have a dielectric union
      to prevent galvanic corrosion. If you don’t have a dielectric union, the steel pipe will corrode at a fairly significant rate, until it fails. It will always fail at 2 am on a weekend night, when you are out of town!

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      Squash
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      Thanks for the information. A plumber will be out tomorrow to check out the problem.

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