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Old 03-25-2013, 08:24 PM
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I hate to see a house surrounded by concrete walks.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:02 PM
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I hate to see a house surrounded by concrete walks.
This is an educational bldg, a school for teachers. The area you see is for the A/C units and is surrounded by a brick wall, thus none of this is visible. I know the lines are somewhat vulnerable to being kicked & etc but no more so than the A/C lines.

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:23 PM
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Could you have run it along the wall, around AC units and out the wall?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:07 PM
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With downstream zone valves, the thing is a code fail. Backflow protection in a frostproof hydrant isn't for 24/7 water pressure.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:01 AM
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With downstream zone valves, the thing is a code fail. Backflow protection in a frostproof hydrant isn't for 24/7 water pressure.
You probably can't see it but the bib has a backflow built-in.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:07 AM
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Could you have run it along the wall, around AC units and out the wall?
Not really practical, still would have to cross open areas.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:36 AM
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You probably can't see it but the bib has a backflow built-in.
Try running the approval numbers on the hydrant. They do not match any of those found on actual backflow prevention assemblies.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:42 AM
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You probably can't see it but the bib has a backflow built-in.
We have "backflow" components on all spigots for new homes here. They DO NOT meet backflow regulations, and if I recall, work basically like an AVB, not a PVB. So they are not meant to be under constant pressure.

For a school building with many kids, and no real backflow preventer, you are setting yourself up for a big lawsuit.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:16 AM
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I know I'm probably going to hear it from some.
Where do I start? The tripping hazard or what looks like electrical conduit being used for water conveyance.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:56 AM
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Since it looks like the brick just sits atop the concrete, it would be possible to drill a hole though the concrete, and tunnel a path to connect the system to the water.
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