Corrosion protection/prevention: your inputs, please!
On the subject of WVO heaters and plumbing, the possible problems of corrosion of dissimilar metals (copper/brass connected to iron pipe) came up.
I suggested dielectric pipe nipples as used in domestic water heater connections: these replace the standard pipe nipples between the water heater (iron/steel shell) and the copper pipes.
SO, for corrosion protection, has anybody attached boat zincs to their rigs to forestall/reduce corrosion? I know that they are essential for metal protection for salt-water craft, and a buddy of mine in a Jeep rebuild bought a new Hot-Dipped Galvanized frame for his CJ-7. He said it should last longer than him, and he just turned 40.
I've been a big fan of galvy since I was a kid, and still see sound galvy gutters around that were installed in the 1940's and '50's.
Mind you, they were kept free of leaf buildup, but still.........
Does anyone have any success/horror stories of rust control, prevention, or failure?
Please post them here.
Since my 1990 F-150 is beginning to suffer some real surface corrosion problems, I'm going to a marine supply and attach some zincs to see if it helps slow things down. Yeah, I'm sure I'm locking the barn door after the horse is gone, but it can't hurt much.
NOTE: I am NOT recommending using galvy pipe for the WVO conversion, because I believe that flakes of zinc may dislodge from the interior of the pipe and clog/otherwise screw up the bus' engine or radiator, depending on how you hook it up to your rig.
I would think that a couple light coats of cold galvy spray would do well to protect the exterior of the iron pipe in something like Pixie's rig.
So folks, Comments and Suggestions please, with a bent towards actual experience if you have it!
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