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Old 09-28-2013, 11:20 AM
jbell36 jbell36 is offline
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Originally Posted by grassman177 View Post
lol, just fixed a problem where they used pvc between the backflow and the gate vavle tap. idiots. been fixing tons of these the past few years with drought and ground movements. replace with all brass
EXACTLY...the drought is shifting these systems and one of the first things to break is the PLASTIC nipple between the angle valve and the backflow, i have had to replace 4 so far this year alone...just use a brass nipple to begin with

and yes, the blue monster tape is awesome, simply easier to install than the thinner teflon

Last edited by jbell36; 09-28-2013 at 11:26 AM.
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