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  1. Most lead pipes are the branch lines that come from the main and enter your home. In many municipalities, from the curb shut off valve to the meter is the owners responsibility. You can tell by looking at the pipe coming into your home. Scratch it slightly with a knife, if its soft and silvery its lead. It will likely have a larger roundish ball of solder where the pipe transitions to copper or galvanized steel. Treat the shavings as a chemical that is known to cause cancer in California.
  2. youp50

    Do you catch fish close to your boat?

    If you run a positive voltage to your rigging, then you must need to keep your sacrificial anodes in top shape. Of course on a saltwater boat this is a no brainer, fresh water vessels not so. I trailer an aluminum hull and never spend much time or effort with the anodes, they just appear the same year to year. I do fish on Lake Superior far from industrial sights. I would expect the water conductivity is quite low.
  3. youp50

    Do you catch fish close to your boat?

    This is very interesting. Help me here, an anode transfers metal to a cathode. An anode is negative charged, (Ben Franklin guessed wrong) Does a boat with a positive charge attract fish? Or does a boat need to be completely neutral to not repel fish. Do cohos count? Those goofy fish would hit a small stainless prop on a little kicker. I recall the USN keeping a cathodic charge on the vessels hull of some 2 1/2 volts.
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