Re: Touching pipes
Posted by CM on January 26, 19101 at 14:25:27:
In response to Re: Touching pipes
You should definitely correct this and separate the two - the copper and steel will react with each other and cause corrosion. This could be exascerbated if the hot water pipe moves back and forth due to thermal expansion. If you can shove a piece of pipe insulation between the two, that should do it.

: If a hot water pipe crosses over a cold water pipe, and the two pipes are touching each other at the point where they cross, does that create a problem? If so, what should be done about it? In case it makes a difference, the cold water pipe is an older steel pipe, while the hot water pipe is a new copper pipe, and this is in a single family home.




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