Join Copper and Galvanized Steel Pipe

Use dielectric unions to stop corrosion

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Hacksaw
  • Pipe wrench
  • Plumbers tape
  • Soldering torch
  • Tube cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Copper pipe
  • Steel nipple
  • Dielectric union
  • Solder
  • Flux
  • Sandpaper (for cleaning pipe)