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    Default Galvanized "strap" around steel gas pipe

    Will electrolysis occur between these metals.

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    Default Re: Galvanized "strap" around steel gas pipe

    Any time dissimilar metals are in contact they may have a galvanic reaction, however I think it unlikely for this to be a problem here.

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    Default Re: Galvanized "strap" around steel gas pipe

    I don't remember my chemistry, but I would say probably not. The underlying metal of the strap is steel. Zinc is used to coat steel pipe.

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    Default Re: Galvanized "strap" around steel gas pipe

    Wasn't galvanized plumbers tape designed to hold up steel pipes?


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    Default Re: Galvanized "strap" around steel gas pipe

    Looks like steel pipe with steel straps, in which case, no, no galvanic corrosion.

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