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

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    At least there are unions
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  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sweet :dizzy:, I'd bet the DCVA was never tested. Looks like W*M valves, though.:clapping:
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Damn .... what was AI doing in TX.
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Look at all that wasted space - I coulda fit at least 4 more valves in there...
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont put backflows in valves boxes. I put em next to the house with the handles and test kocks facing OUT , like all professionals.
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm surprised no one suggested to just simply turn the test co ck with some channel locks. I do this all the time in boxes to get easier access
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    So do I. You can even turn the ball valves on most PVBs so they face out if in the rare instance you need the PVB to mount the opposite direction. I will occasionally even turn the first BV on a febco 825Y RP so that the TC points down, so that it can drain, if the original installer did not install a drain at this point.
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kirl thinks thats too much work.
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Would that be like how all professionals use type L or K copper on their backflow installs?


    Kiril thinks it is not necessary if there is enough clearance. Do you cry when you see a backflow where the handles aren't in the exact position you want them to be?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont cry at all . I laugh ....... at your work.

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