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Old 10-24-2011, 12:43 PM
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A moth costs what, compared to a liver transplant? Have you ever figured out why no one offers backflow coverage at a reasonable cost? It is far cheaper to call the entire outdoors toxic, and plumb accordingly. PVBs are ugly if very tall, and RPZs are expensive to install and service, but they have the type of design that covers your tail.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:16 PM
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I think a better research use of time would be where liver transplants occur the most and compare that to the water quality of the region minus the alcohol consumption factor.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:21 PM
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What compare? If the fickle finger of fate points you out, everything you own is gone.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:28 PM
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:28 PM
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Most people eat and drink so much crap, that a backfow incident would only improve the digestion. I don't recall many posters, Boots especially, that are licensed to test, so their opinions are moot, as usual.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:43 PM
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So what is the normal bodily reaction to 98% of backflow cases, the shhits?
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:45 PM
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Ditto

The problem with that attitude is that it creates a gazillion what if regulations that further make us uncompetitive as a business. Red lights at intersections? yes. Red lights every 100'? Forget it.
I don't see that. We follow the regs, install accordingly and test as needed. We've had some systems that were borderline as tested , reported it to the purveyor and had it tested twice a year after that. I LIKE regs! None of you seem to get the gist of what proper maintenance is.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:59 PM
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Not against regulations just excessive regulations. Five year backflow tests for irrigation would be fine by me. Still I think the whole property should have high hazard protection then the irrigation will be more affordable to more people.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:05 PM
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Not against regulations just excessive regulations. Five year backflow tests for irrigation would be fine by me. Still I think the whole property should have high hazard protection then the irrigation will be more affordable to more people.
Nope, nope, nope. It's called "premises isolation", and besides hot water heater problems, it means the HO can poison themselves because of an internal cross-connection. I STRONGLY disapprove of this.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:43 PM
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There are 1000's upon 1000's of irrigation systems out here with DCV's that are never tested, if there is even a backflow installed at all.
Some local companies are still getting away with installing DCV's when there is an OSSF on site, even though it is against local and state regulations.
The local water purveyor has recently taken over the backflow program from the city but I still doubt that it will help that much.
Maybe someone needs to invent a backflow device with a super loud alarm that goes off when it fails.
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