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

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Who dictates water quality regs in your market? Oviviously, you don't subscribe to any rules and regs we have out west.
  2. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    No, but now I want to see this "wall of infamy" That is my own collection of crap. The green in the bottom corner is a 6 zone Moody
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,246

    Indiana Department of Environmental Management
    According to standards from the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research USC.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Memo to Cactus Hug ~ Washington State changed their code several years ago to the same "toxic backflow" requirements seen in many other states. No more DCVAs allowed.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    So, we're on the same page? The 'but" is why DCVAs are not permitted in your market, even though USC approves them? :dizzy:
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    They are not approved for irrigation and haven't been since at least 1986.
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Unless something has changed since the last time I looked, USC does not approve DCVA's for health hazard applications, which IMO irrigation is, even if some jurisdictions don't think so.

    On the issue of RPZA's, some of the Watts assemblies can be installed in a pit, however they also note it is not recommended and to refer to local codes.



    It is generally recommended that back flow preventers never be placed in pits unless absolutely necessary and then only when approved by local codes. In such cases, a modified pit installation is preferred.
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    How long have you had your BPAT Correy?
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  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    I test 1500 back flow devices a year... suck it b!tches ..i could give a ef less what you think how the rules should be lol.. tired of the stupid argument too
  10. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    you talkin to me? I don't. Might be getting it though at some point in the next year, that and a tow behind compressor. No way in hell i am doing blowouts with this pos roofing compressor next year, that may mean a new job unfortunately.

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