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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
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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,819

    i have no clue, new to the leak detection site i belong to, if Lance Anderson designed it, it'll prolly work well for pools. i usually clean galvanized pipe with an excavator and a chain. Grip it and Rip it :laugh:
     
  3. Irri-Light

    Irri-Light LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I'm licensed, but rarely test anymore. I keep my CEU's current though. There are quite a few companies who only test around here and they have a good bit of work.

    I wish all the cities who enforced back-flow inspection and testing were consistent throughout.
     
  4. Irri-Light

    Irri-Light LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I'm not sure why they wouldn't. When I was testing I always gave the customer a copy of the report and put all permit numbers on the invoice along with the results of the test.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    I was mostly curious about what a tester writes up when the system uses antisyphon valves.
     
  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Part of our regs is that you have to leave a copy of the test with the backflow at all times. We put them in sandwich bags and tape them to the backflow.

    I send a copy to the water district, city, HO on every test.
     
  7. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,836

    Nothing, you don't test an AVB so you don't fill anything out.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    ....and now you know why I especially like antisyphon valves
     
  9. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,836

    Yeah, they're awesome. Since you can't test them, you never really know if they're working...
     
  10. Besides looking hokey
     

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