Pool Heater Gas Line Question

iceflow

Well-known member
Jul 25, 2010
150
Is it normal / ok for the gas line elbows to rust?
I've had heater replaced and tech installed new, I assume, cast iron elbows as part of the gas feed. The previous elbows were not rusted so must have been a galvanised version. The new ones are covered in rust. Will it stay on the surface?

Thanks
 

flyweed

Bronze Supporter
Aug 3, 2009
525
SW Wisconsin
yep...black pipe, and elbows and any other joints will rust quickly on the surface..other than your brass valves. It's normal and nothing to worry about...like Kevin said..if you don't like it...you can prime and paint it

Dan