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rusted nuts and studs

ed wallace
ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
I have to replace a motor on a condensate tank thats in a pit the motor was under water for an unknown time I was wondering if i can replace the steel nuts with brass nuts just seems like it will be easier to disassemble in the future especially if the sump pump thats in the pit fails again

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  • Brad White_10
    Brad White_10 Member Posts: 16
    Maybe try

    silicon bronze hardware from a marine supply house, or comparable 304 or 18/10 stainless steel hardware? Brass strikes me as being too soft if you have to torque them. And use stainless washers underneath the heads, I would think.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Never seize !

    Buy some and put it on anything that will ever have to come apart. I like the copper based ones. They seem to take the heat a bit better. I swear by it. Chris
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