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Old 01-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
Aug 2009
Charlottesville, VA
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Are there corrosion problems with these two metals touching? I'm adding a pump to my system and trying to figure out if I need to make one of the QD sets stainless.

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
Nov 2009
Asheville, NC
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Should be no problem. People mix SS and brass all the time.

But there are some very good SS quick disconnects available at very good prices. Have a look at Bargain fittings cam lock style disconnects.

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Old 01-04-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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Danville, IN
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Mine are...Shouldn't have a problem.

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Lakeland TN
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I use teflon tape on all the threads, so any dissimilar metal corrosion will be minimized. But brass and stainless don't seem to corrode much in contact, anyway.

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