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tlflorek

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Monday, May 5th 2003, 4:18pm

ASV Valves

If I use all ASV valves is there a need to install a main line backflow device?

Terry
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Monday, May 5th 2003, 5:46pm

I believe ASV valves are anti-siphon made by Rainbird, correct? If you have anti-siphon valves, such as the ASV, you do NOT need a backflow device.


tlflorek

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Tuesday, May 6th 2003, 8:04am

Yes, ASV anti-siphon valves are made by Hunter and Rainbird. I am installing a sprinkler system in established flower beds and don't want to dig things up. I figured that using the anti-siphon valves with poly tubing covered by the mulch was the least disruptive way to go. The valves are clustered in a central spot with the poly tubing going out to the sprinkler heads.

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drpete3

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Wednesday, May 7th 2003, 10:51am

My current system uses a Rainbird asv valve as my main valve. If it works in my situation it should be fine for you.

Thanks,

Pete

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Wednesday, May 7th 2003, 4:12pm

The instructions that came with my ASV valves say not to have a valve down stream of the ASV valve or damage may result. It appears to work for you. I wonder what they are worried about.

Terry

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