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The last 10 posts

Monday, November 12th 2007, 5:37am

by jimmyburg

that is very true

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 11:19am

by Wet_Boots

The no-testing doesn't really give someone in the trade a ton of confidence, especially if Double Check Valve Assemblies are used. Who knows what's going on inside those things? At least a properly-installed PVB puts gravity on your side.

Friday, November 9th 2007, 5:36am

by jimmyburg

you are correct! i have been a tester for over 10 years before i became a lic irrigator. i was testing under a cert. before it became a lic here in texas.

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 3:31pm

by tehachapibackflow

Well, to those of you who have no testing requirements you should feel lucky. If you don't have to test the assemblies just take out the guts and internal parts and the backflow will never spew water. But remember the whole point of backflow is to protect the drinking water not worry about cheap prices on backflow parts.

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 1:42pm

by Wet_Boots

Even the 'indestructible' Rainbird PVB (old Watts model) would need a washer sooner or later.

There are really two diverging ways to look at backflow. One is the more rigorous pass/fail record when testing backflows, and the second is whether the device starts spewing water. In locales without any testing requirements, it's the "spews water" aspect that homeowners would worry about, since they aren't worried about testing.

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 11:40am

by jimmyburg

if your talking about the RPZ and PVB then you are correct. I rarely have any trouble with the double checks.

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 5:06pm

by tehachapibackflow

Just so you all know febco is pure junk, you will have nothing but problems with these. I test backflow assemblies all the time and the fail rate is 70% of all febcos tested fail.

Figures don't lie. Liars figure.

Write that one down for a bumper sticker

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 5:03pm

by tehachapibackflow



Thursday, November 1st 2007, 5:51am

by jimmyburg

they still make the old rainbirds, i have a school district here that i have been replacing those.

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 4:51am

by Wet_Boots

Febco prices their repair parts pretty high. I've seen mailings from third-party vendors with their own bonnets and such for Febco. I like the Wilkins 720 PVB better than Febco. Not sure how many other brands still have brass bonnets, like the 720, and the older Watts (sold as Rainbird)