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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Someone posted this to Hunter's Facebook page today in a contest showing photos of "where are you working" to win a Hunter backpack.

    So, my question is, is there anywhere that allows a below grade installation like this?

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  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sure, if they have no regulations. That looks like an RP below grade and what the hell is on the outlet of those valves? Swing pipe fittings?
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it's an RP, no. If it's a double check, yes. Tough to tell from the top.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's a Febco 825Y RPZ

    I have seen some codes that have a 'footnote' for RPZ installs below grade with the proviso that the install location is not in a flood plain, and can drain any relief valve outflow.
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're right, the Febco DCVs don't have the front plate and relief valve.
     
  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It looks like that brass 90 coming out of the ground is a shark bite fitting.
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  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    we dug up this mess today. the pipes were off by at least an inch or two up and down. I don't know how the slip fix didn't leak. they installed an rpz up stream from this so we pulled it out and added a valve so they can shut down the system without going in the hot box.

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  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Those aren't DWV fittings are they?
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    No, they are pressure rated sweeps.
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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    sweep ells
     

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