| | Re: What Are the Causes of Water Heater Element Corrosion?
As a homeowner, you can take an active role in preventing the rust and corrosion that can affect your water heater's performance or cause it to fail completely. One step that you can take in this regard is to upgrade your water heater's pipe nipples to plastic lined nipples. Most of the traditional pipes inside most water heaters are copper and brass, metals that resist corrosion; however most linings are made of steel. When these different metals touch or come into contact with one another, the copper or brass can remain rust free but the steel will corrode or rust. A plastic lined pipe nipple can cover the part of the brass of copper that is touching the steel water tank, putting an end to this damaging corrosion. To solve the problem, just install the plastic lined pipe nipple to the cold water lines and hot water lines where the pipes come out from the wall, and another set to these lines where they connect to the tank.
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