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Old 12-10-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Dielectric needed for SS to Cu?


Hi!

I'm going to be installing a water softener tomorrow. All my pipe is copper, and the part that gets connected to the softener (bypass) is stainless steel.

I've read a bunch of things...use a dielectric union, don't, only use it for galvanized....

So, is a dielectric used only for galvanized? Since I'm going from copper to stainless steal, it's not needed?

The instructions for the softener don't mention a dielectric and the place I bought it from shows it being directly connected.

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Old 12-10-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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Dielectric needed for SS to Cu?


You are correct you do not need them for stainless to copper. However I would reccomend unions to aid in disconnecting. The choice is yours.

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doesn't your softener come with its own manifold and gaskets? you should be fine if you follow the installation instructions.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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Dielectric needed for SS to Cu?


It's a Fleck 2510 with a SS bypass valve. The instructions show it just going from SS to copper, but wanted to get a second opinion.


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