Forum Title: Copper clamp rust
Hello, I used the clamps listed below to attach 1/5 copper pipe to wood studs, the clamps are attached to the wood with sheet rock screws. I noticed that some of the clamps are covered with rust, I assume that it is going to be a problem in the future and it might be because I used steel screws. What is the correct way to do that? Cambridge Resources 25-Pack 1/2-in - 1/2-in Dia Copper Plated Steel 2-Hole Pipe Straps
Category: Plumber Post By: RAYMOND SCOTT (Madera, CA), 07/24/2017

use a magnetic, copper will not stick, copper coated and steel will.http://screencast.com/t/AwqpmtTvydrf walk over to the level section, borrow a level, it has a magnetic on the 9'' torpedo levels any brass wood screw, pre dill the wood, so it will not strip the head

- ERIKA MCGEE (Scottsdale, AZ), 09/20/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by avtuvy Hello, I used the clamps listed below to attach 1/5 copper pipe to wood studs, the clamps are attached to the wood with sheet rock screws. I noticed that some of the clamps are covered with rust, I assume that it is going to be a problem in the future and it might be because I used steel screws. What is the correct way to do that? Cambridge Resources 25-Pack 1/2-in - 1/2-in Dia Copper Plated Steel 2-Hole Pipe Straps the name tells the story, copper PLATED STEEL what you have is called electrolysis or dissimilar metals, rust, remove and replace with 100% copper 2 hole straps and brass screws

- ANNE MYERS (Sunrise, FL), 09/30/2017

Thanks That's what I thought, I saw online that Nibco U624 is listed as copper but it does not say if it is solid or plated, please help with that Are there special brass screws to use, or any brass screw from home depot can be used?

- JULIA ROSS (El Centro, CA), 10/04/2017

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