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Russo
05-30-2002, 04:28 PM
Does anyone know where ( on the web ) I can find diagrams for a Rainbird 1 1/2 inch backflow preventer. Not sure of specific model.

Thanks in advance.

HBFOXJr
05-30-2002, 07:38 PM
They were made by one of the big 3, Watts, Wilkins or Febco. Contact a RainBird distributor or RainBird direct.

Planter
05-31-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by HBFOXJr
They were made by one of the big 3, Watts, Wilkins or Febco. Contact a RainBird distributor or RainBird direct.

Harold, speaking of back flows, I just installed a Febco (usually use a Wilkins) today and was disappointed with the quality. It was made in China and the casing was very rough. Not the usual quality I have seen in the other makes. Have you noticed this?

gusbuster
05-31-2002, 01:31 AM
May want to look @ RainBirds's site. rainbird.com
John

HBFOXJr
05-31-2002, 07:25 AM
I only buy Watts 800M4 FR or Watts RPA (occasionally). The 800M4 is a nice unit to service compared to the others and the finish deems OK to me. Look at one at a distributor if you can. Just unscrew the top BY HAND to get the goodies out.

Russo
05-31-2002, 08:22 AM
Thanks, guys. Checked all over Rainbird sites. Will try the manufactures you mentioned.

greasemonkey
06-11-2002, 09:48 PM
conbraco's are pretty cheap and they're easy to service too...the top unscrews just like a watts......rainaid doesn't carry them though