I got a call from my friend out on the Texas Blackland Prairie, who’s water supply is a utility district.

The water pressure was quite low so we started digging.

The brass water meter and valve were fine, but galvanized nipples were used to connect between the valve and 500 feet of PVC pipe.

The degree of corrosion is a bit alarming, as the system is only six or seven years old.

Cost of  3/4″ x 6″ galvanized nipple:       $3.26
Cost of  3/4″ x 6″ stainless steel nipple:   $3.69

We have most stainless steel fittings between 1/2″ and 2″ in stock..

Thanks for your interest,
Terry Raines    512-466-4319