Charlie: Danny in Simonton moving along here …
Charlie: … says his house is 40 years old, Tom, and has galvanized piping, and with the drywall removed post-flood, I want to replace with PEX and use 304 fittings at the end of the PEX lines and all that. Will the PEX brass adapters have any electrolysis issue when screwed into the, well, he says, S-slash-S-E-L-S-slash nipples, et cetera?
Tom: I haven’t seen any problem. The reason you use brass is it doesn’t have an electrolysis problem, and so it’s a union that you use between copper and galvanized all the time, so that’s the whole reason it’s used. I’ve only seen one failure on fittings, and we couldn’t figure out why. It came from the well water. The well water had something in there, and nobody ever answered that question, so they had to redo the whole house with a different type of piping, but in this case, you should have no problem.