Originally Posted by leftbrainstuff
Brass bad, bronze good. Dont confuse the two. There was a bronze age not a brass age.
More to the point, Brass as you buy from Home Depot is most often Yellow Brass. It is loaded with zinc which will quickly disappear in sea water
. Bronze for marine
use has way less zinc and more copper. It is frequently called red brass. You can easily see the reddish cast in the cut threads. I understand that standards have been relaxed in Europe
& some of these fittings may not be as good or long-lived.
I have both plastic & bronze. Below water
is all bronze.
If you need any of this check out Wolf's Marine
. Prices are sometimes ridiculously lower than other sources. Photo
form my visit last spring. Headed there in a week for their spring thaw. Call for anything you do not find on the site - many more non-inventory items.