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Can copper hydronic piping hung from galvanized steel support? That was the correct answer to the question but copper is cathode and Galvanized steel is anode and will be corroded by the copper? Is that right? Can someone explain?

Hi @fanny.sahar & welcome to the ARE Community!
@heatherrivera can you explain this answer to Fanny?

Hey Fanny,

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. It was so blazing hot here today, I tried to beat the heat in the water.

Can you cite or give a screenshot of the actual question? To your original point, copper and steel (because of the zinc) do not get along. If you make a direct connection, there will be corrosion. Without seeing the exact question, it’s hard to guess, but is it possible there was no direction connection or that a brass connection was inserted between the two?

Please @ me in your response so I can follow up with you!

Kind regards,
Heather

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