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Old 11-01-2012, 05:23 PM
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You moved to a company that used tow behind compressors to a company that uses roofing air compressors ? I wouldnt change jobs again the next company may use a bike pump.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:30 PM
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may use a bike pump.
Which I preferred for backflow assemblies; seven psi is all you need.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:27 PM
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Which I preferred for backflow assemblies; seven psi is all you need.
I use a football pump , easy to carry up with the hose
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:50 PM
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I use a football pump , easy to carry up with the hose
Good for you, I never trusted putting serious air through a backflow assembly because of the possibility of melting/warping the check retainers.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:01 AM
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Good for you, I never trusted putting serious air through a backflow assembly because of the possibility of melting/warping the check retainers.
Then your really gonna not like this, at my former company I was taught to open all the testcocks and blow air through them with the compressor, but most of them didnt get tested anyway. The cool thing is I get to suggest what we do next year, so I just have to get through this year with the roofing compressor. Funny thing is the guy I am replacing had it set to 120. I think I will stick to the philosophy that less is better as long as the job gets done. Nothing like popping a manifold by a menu board in a drive thru because the new hire isn't paying attention.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:25 AM
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Then your really gonna not like this, at my former company I was taught to open all the testcocks and blow air through them with the compressor, but most of them didnt get tested anyway. The cool thing is I get to suggest what we do next year, so I just have to get through this year with the roofing compressor. Funny thing is the guy I am replacing had it set to 120. I think I will stick to the philosophy that less is better as long as the job gets done. Nothing like popping a manifold by a menu board in a drive thru because the new hire isn't paying attention.
What's being used for the air hose? (ID and length) It might reflect on the high pressure setting.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:35 AM
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Yov're prolly not gonna like this but if their SOP has been to use the roofing compressor you prolly wont change their minds.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:41 AM
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:00 AM
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I had a cold call yesterday, and the guy needs us to blow out the system, and fix the PVB. Seems he used his home air compressor, cranked the pressure, and blew the bonnet and poppet right out of the PVB. It could have very well already been old or weakened, but still.........
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:19 AM
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I had a cold call yesterday, and the guy needs us to blow out the system, and fix the PVB. Seems he used his home air compressor, cranked the pressure, and blew the bonnet and poppet right out of the PVB. It could have very well already been old or weakened, but still.........
The power of televison or the internet, go figure.........
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