How do you connect copper pipe to galvanized pipe?
Likewise, people ask, what fitting is required for copper with galvanized pipe?
Most newer water heaters have dielectric unions pre-installed on the inlet and outlet ports, but older ones may simply have galvanized fittings. Installing a dielectric union to join these, as well as other galvanized pipes in your house, to copper requires both wrench and soldering work.
Secondly, will Sharkbites work on galvanized pipe? 1 Answer. The actual SharkBite push to connect fittings are not designed to press onto galvanized pipe. For mating your PEX to galvanized, SharkBite makes a threaded to press fit transition adapter. You will need to square cut the end of your galvanized pipe and then rethread it.
In this regard, how do I convert galvanized pipe to copper?
Add a new galvanized steel pipe length (nipple) at each end and solder in your copper. (Use sandpaper as needed for cleaning pipe.) Then take the union apart and solder the brass end to the copper and screw the steel end to the galvanized pipe. Finally, join the two ends with the large nut.
Can you mix copper and galvanized pipe?
Galvanized pipes should not be connected directly to copper pipes, period. The only time one can successfully replace a section of galvanized pipe with a section of copper is to make use of a dielectric union to ensure the metals do not have direct contact. Brass is an alloy of copper and nickel.