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Old 05-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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Use brass
Agreed. Steel + water = corrosion .... galvanized or not. The only good reason to use galvanized steel for any water application is cost.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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I don't see too many pumps with bronze cases. They manage with cast iron. So do the top Griswold valves.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:47 PM
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Boots,

My problems have come primarily from Sch 40 Male Adapter failures. Are you suggesting that I use a galvanized nipple out of the pump, then a galvanized threaded coupling, and then a Sch 80 TOE nipple?

Thanks for your willingness to share!!!!

Mex
Just watch out for the molded nipples
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:05 PM
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Don't use PVC on the suction side, or either side, really. Metal takes heat better than will plastic.
I learned this the hard way last year...

Now i pay attention in my well pit's. It seems a good well guy will put in either a Galvi Nipple or a sch 80 toe nipple to a union....
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