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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dual Checks can carry ASSE (1024) and other approvals, so the devices that have certifications did undergo evaluation on a level something like a DCVA would.
     
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would assume they do just as well as a double check and last a long time.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Interesting.........Seems to be a problem with us sprinkler types, though, anyone spot it?

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  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    so what's their "field testing" procedure?
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd assumed you field guys knew, since they don't require a licensed BAT.
     
  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's really moot since each City has it's own standard, with the State establishing the base which is the DCVA. Light House Point, Boca Raton, Ocean Ridge, WPB (as examples)require the PCB's and require an annual test.

    Most communities down here require at Combo valve on city water irrigation installations (very few manifolds on city water), hose bibs require back flow devices. None of these need to be tested.

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    The device you show costs way more than the $20.00 or so quoted, and is sold in Orlando.
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    Can't say how they do it on the Panhandle... or North Florida, or california, or NY, etc.

    Sort of like how we have to wire a pump installation to the breaker panel... Concrete block construction, no insulation, firring strips, 1" rock wool & sheet rock, no room to pull wire... different.
     
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  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can probably get a crap (no agency approvals) dual check for that twenty or so, but it would never get installed anywhere where an inspector would sign off on it.

    Of course, the RPZ installed should be a $400+ expenditure.
     
  8. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
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    The "professionals" at Hunter sell a plastic AVB. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    another rust-proof solenoid :)

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  10. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    That's the idea, Orbit will see their sales increase.

    Nice solenoid, how long has that been in the ground?
     

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