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Provided the copper elbow is only connected to hoses, what is the problem??? Galvanic corrosion shouldn't be much of an issue, unless this piece is normally submerged in the bilge—then it is a bit of a problem. If the part isn't submerged, isn't in contact with other metal, why bother? Diesel doesn't care that it is bronze or copper.
Originally Posted by lassrl
I am replacing the diesel fuel fill hoses on my Whitby 42. One of them takes a 90 degree turn that is currently a copper
elbow. Looks like it came from Home Depot. I'd rather have that item in bronze
but have not found a source for it yet. I could 'build' it with a threaded elbow and two tail pieces - I can find that... but I would rather have it all one piece. Tried WM, Defender, even some plumbing supply stores. Searched the internet, searched here... no luck.
Any help would be most appreciated!
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