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Sunday, March 18th 2012, 6:23pm

servicing my BVP

should i install a 3 piece union directly below my BVP on the feed side in case i need to service/replace it? i live in new england in case that matters.


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Sunday, March 18th 2012, 6:58pm

Unions never hurt - pros never install them


Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:14am

Wet_Boots, as you know I'm in south east Texas and unions for freeze protection aren't seen here.
What are the downsides? Why would a pro not install them?


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Monday, March 19th 2012, 9:01am

Pros wouldn't install unions because they would be prepared to repair a PVB rather than to swap it out.


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Location: Seattle


Monday, March 19th 2012, 4:29pm

Meh... I think that's a lame answer. It's all preference.. Unions sure make things easier . Many pro's use them and many don't.

I personally don't use unions on a install unless required by the water district. I more use them for repairs.

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