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My gas water heater pipes have corrosion at the copper to galvanized metal connection. Can it be fixed, and if so with what and how?

Corrosion on gas pipe

  • Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. First thing: get your gas turned off! That section of pipe could fail at any moment, which would likely destroy your house and/or kill people. Then, come back and we may have a good answer for you. – Daniel Griscom Feb 5 '17 at 18:02
  • Is that a water pipe that's corroded or a gas pipe? – Jon Feb 5 '17 at 18:36
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Are you sure that’s galvanized? Everything else (I know it dirty and hard to see) looks like black pipe. Which makes sense. But galvanized and gas is a huge no no. If it’s a water pipe, then turn off water heater and everything else and unthread that piece of pipe and get a new piece from a home improvement store.

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