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Old 04-17-2014, 06:18 AM
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You really need to keep up with local codes and regulations. They will not contact you with changes, it's up to you to know.
Local code dosnt allow use of DCVA at all. That's why we will use an RP on a new install.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:33 AM
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On the whole, it might be a fair wager that the newly-installed DCVA never gets caught out, but since most if not all of the code changes bringing in the RPZ arrived without grandfathering in the old plumbing, there's always the risk that an inspection will flag the RPZ and the DCVA installer will get stuck with full third-party replacement and inspection costs, plus permits.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:11 PM
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Local code dosnt allow use of DCVA at all. That's why we will use an RP on a new install.
There are quite a few legitimate reasons why code might opt for an RP over a DCVA. If a tester goes out to test a backflow preventer and he finds that there is a DCVA where an RP is supposed to be, by law they have to report it to the purveyor. Obviously this will vary State to State.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:26 AM
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When there is no testing program, the DCVA is just wrong, since a lot of the classic designs, like a Febco 805Y, are prone to check poppets jamming in their guides, with the result of the device becoming a wide-open total fail.

And yes, we all will encounter instances where the water in the sprinkler pipes will fully deserve the "toxic" designation the stricter codes assign it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:46 PM
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And yes, we all will encounter instances where the water in the sprinkler pipes will fully deserve the "toxic" designation the stricter codes assign it.
I turned one on yesterday that stunk so bad, I asked the homeowner if he farted.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:17 PM
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I turned one on yesterday that stunk so bad, I asked the homeowner if he farted.
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