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How many BAT's are there?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    I hope that means no more underground backflow preventers.
  2. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 756

    Would love to be able to test. Legally can't here because of the plumbing unions and how they were able to get the laws in Illinois passed. Time to move?
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    One of the few things I contributed to when I was with I.A. was to block that stupid-ass law in Illinois; an embarrassment to our trade. :hammerhead:
  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    I found a really old backflow device the other day. It was a ball valve tied into the potable line.
    Prevents backflow as long as it's closed. :rolleyes:
  5. my guess is anybody who did service in N. TX would be thankful to have DCVAs in boxes. Too many freezes and can't really shut down systems in the winter. As long as you can get to the testcocks I don't have an issue with it.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,694

    For one or all the official backflow testers out there, why not show us a copy of the paperwork you generate when you test a device?
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

  8. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,808


    I still have my cert. Not testing much. I think with a little hussle and marketing you make a little side biz for rainy days.
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Keep that cert, as the mind rots and you don't do much testing, you'll have a hell of a time being re-certified. :dizzy:
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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