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Question for Backflow testers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mikegyver, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,599

    In it's time, it was state-of-the-art. We had one of the first. That gave us not only a paper trail, but dowload capabilities. The cool thing about that unit, was you could pull a 2 minute test, and prove a check/ball valve was failing. Anything less than two minutes is worthless in testing, IMHO.
     
  2. My water purveyor likes the forms dirty, they know I test them. They called me and asked if I tested a backflow. I said no and they said" we did not think so, the form was too clean" a homeowner had been filling out the from from a past test, I did years ago and sending it in.
     
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Something deep inside me says that water and electricity do not mix...:rolleyes:
    Most of the time they go to the city, and I like putting a good foot forward.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,599

    Battery-powered, Mikie. :waving:
     
  5. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Still. Wasn't referring to the electrocution hazard (its not existent) but more so about corrosion, etc.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,599

    True, I had no trouble with the Watts tester, even in our salt water enviornment. However, with a tester that expensive, tou can imagine I took very good care of it! Still the best test kit ever made. :clapping:
     

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