Posted by SJC on October 16, 2006, 3:00 pm
If you look at the makeup of the alloys here, there is not much difference.
You might have some of that between copper and aluminum, but the
Sunray Solar people use copper tubes and aluminum fins.
Posted by Jeff on October 16, 2006, 3:10 pm
The guys over at Solkote said not to worry about elctrolysis between the
copper tubes and aluminum fins (I told him I was priming the copper and
he said not to bother).
Posted by SJC on October 16, 2006, 3:37 pm
I think there has to be a difference in potential to cause a problem.
The copper would have to be at a different potential that the aluminum
to cause migration. I don't think just tubes and fins would have that.
Posted by Mike on October 17, 2006, 7:36 am
Electrolysis will not be an issue if the aluminum or copper tubes are primed
with an etching primer or if the aluminum is anodized.
There has to be moisture present to cause the problem. There is always some
water vapor in the air that over some period of years will cause a problem -
but will considerably reduced if one of the surfaces is sealed.
Posted by Steve Shantz on October 15, 2006, 10:01 pm
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