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Old 06-10-2011, 09:29 PM
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Backflow prevention program here just moved from the city's responsibility to the main water purveyor's responsibility.
I hope that means no more underground backflow preventers.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:01 PM
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Would love to be able to test. Legally can't here because of the plumbing unions and how they were able to get the laws in Illinois passed. Time to move?
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:04 PM
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Would love to be able to test. Legally can't here because of the plumbing unions and how they were able to get the laws in Illinois passed. Time to move?
One of the few things I contributed to when I was with I.A. was to block that stupid-ass law in Illinois; an embarrassment to our trade.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:39 PM
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I hope that means no more underground backflow preventers.
I found a really old backflow device the other day. It was a ball valve tied into the potable line.
Prevents backflow as long as it's closed.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:56 AM
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my guess is anybody who did service in N. TX would be thankful to have DCVAs in boxes. Too many freezes and can't really shut down systems in the winter. As long as you can get to the testcocks I don't have an issue with it.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:23 AM
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For one or all the official backflow testers out there, why not show us a copy of the paperwork you generate when you test a device?
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:37 AM
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Here's a form from Indpls Water.

http://www.theiicc.org/wp-content/up...-Test-Form.pdf
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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Would love to be able to test. Legally can't here because of the plumbing unions and how they were able to get the laws in Illinois passed. Time to move?
Lame.

I still have my cert. Not testing much. I think with a little hussle and marketing you make a little side biz for rainy days.
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:25 PM
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Lame.

I still have my cert. Not testing much. I think with a little hussle and marketing you make a little side biz for rainy days.
Keep that cert, as the mind rots and you don't do much testing, you'll have a hell of a time being re-certified.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:21 PM
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water hammer/ backflow, look at this tool for unclogging drainlines

http://store.leaktools.com/mm5/merch...egory_Code=MSC
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