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

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.