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Old 10-24-2011, 08:52 PM
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Who tests backflow preventers?

Is this a part of your business?
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:03 PM
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I would do it if anyone would pay me for it but it's not enforced here, at least for irrigation.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:06 PM
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yes, it turns out a good chunk of change for my pocket.

testing about 400 or so a yr.

residentials are due every other yr. commercial yearly
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:13 PM
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I would do it if anyone would pay me for it but it's not enforced here, at least for irrigation.
It should be, the Clean Water Act mandates it. Call your purveyor and the State Dept. of Water Quality and kick some butt.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:18 PM
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Would love to but our P.O.S. State will not let use "uninitiated" persons do it...

Oh well, our irrigation law expired in Jan 2013 so we all might be out of business unless your a lic plumber.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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Would love to but our P.O.S. State will not let use "uninitiated" persons do it...

Oh well, our irrigation law expired in Jan 2013 so we all might be out of business unless your a lic plumber.
Is that Illinois? What a stupid-ass deal that is. I attended a lot of backflow meetings up north and realized what a huge lobby the plumbers had; we had zip.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:27 PM
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Havta re license this winter to be up to procedures for the 10th edition
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:40 PM
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Call your purveyor and the State Dept. of Water Quality and kick some butt.
I don't have to. I work closely with a plumber/tester who's passion is backflow. He works real hard to make sure everything he works on is up to code and tries to educate everyone who is working with water mains on how to protect their customers and the public.

Watch for a new thread I will be making later. I did a sub job for said plumber today replacing a mickey mouse backflow setup at a mall.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:55 PM
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Most of the people I know that are licensed to test backflows say that it costs more to maintain their license than what they actually make testing them.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:56 PM
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Everything gets tested every year and we are RPZ only. Still have a few PVB in service but if they break they have to be replaced with an RPZ.
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