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>Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 15:56:20 -0700
>From: Michael D Zaitz <mzaitz(--nospam--at)>
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
>Subject: Steel protection
>What method would best be used to protect Carbon steel that is in 
>with aluminum?  We have an aluminum member that has an end plate that 
>want to bolt to a carbon steel column (W33 x 152) and we are concerned 
>about corrosion do to the extremely wet environment.  Any ideas?

You have the BEST protection! (at least for the steel). The aluminum 
will act as a sacrificial anode and decay thus protecting the steel!. 
Aluminum and steel are an "explosive" combination!

Read about galvanic corrosion. 

Good luck.

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