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Old 03-08-2012, 02:52 PM
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probably about 75% of your backflows fail also since you don't test.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:00 PM
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I've seen exactly one PVB with a stuck poppet. Of course, it was a Febco. On a Wilkins 720, stuck poppets are more or less a physical impossibility.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:05 PM
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It's the check valve that usually fails.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:07 PM
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Check valves only matter after the poppet sticks (and yes, the Febco with a stuck poppet I freed up did have a broken check assembly)
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:57 PM
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Found this one when I was out holiday shopping back in December. It's on a local church building. Love how the copper exits the building through the framing around the window, test cocks have been removed, rain sensor 4' off the ground and attached with electrical tape, hose bibb before the PVB (I know some of you do it this way for a drain but it defeats the purpose of the PVB and is technically not within codes here). Good stuff.
Although that thing is fugly I will cut it a little slack, it can't be easy to drill through that stone foundation it could be 2' thick.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:01 PM
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I've done that frame trick on some fieldstone foundations.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:14 PM
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Not a photo... But I just hired a plumber to run an install crew.

I put myself of the hack and piker list... this should be fun.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:19 PM
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probably about 75% of your backflows fail also since you don't test.
Bingo, Boots has his shoes full of it. I hear he's the "real expert" on a number of other sites; what a crock.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:58 AM
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Head ended up on the other side of the neighbor's new fence? Well, digging up the pipe to move the head is just too dang hard so let's just do this instead!
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:09 AM
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Head ended up on the other side of the neighbor's new fence? Well, digging up the pipe to move the head is just too dang hard so let's just do this instead!
Yup. Seen that type of "repair" a few times. Multiple odd ball fittings to move a head.
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