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Old 12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
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Freeze Protection of Backflow Preventers

I have to winterize a few dozen 2-inch Febco 825Y reduced pressure zone backflow preventers (BFPs). The employer's budget will allow either (1) installing a proper, resilient-seated shutoff valve and drain system (this is absent right now) on the inlet piping; or (2) electric power to the BFP enclosures so heat tape may be used. I know both should be done. But the employer has said, "We can afford only one for this winter. Which is the better bet for both the short and long terms?"
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:59 PM
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if this is not moved, it should be in the irrigation area
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:18 AM
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Pardon my mess-up. I finally found the irrigation forum and re-posted there. Moderators, please delete this thread.
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