To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Aluminum Stairs
From: "Jones, Mark A" <Mark.A.Jones(--nospam--at)jacobs.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 09:49:50 -0400
> -CanitzCF(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:CanitzCF(--nospam--at)aol.com] wrote:
> My concern is the leg (or any other part of the structure) which bears
upon the concrete. Isn't this a no-no?
Oh yes. Do not let aluminum touch concrete. It's more than a dielectric
concern. There will actually be an exothermic (mild) chemical reaction.
The original source for the reaction can be found in:
Monfore, G. E. and Ost, Borje, "Corrosion of Aluminum Conduit in
Concrete," Engineering News-Record, V. 172, No. 26, June 25, 1964, 6 pp.
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