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UV purifier

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Today i re-piped this UV purifier it was a mess with all the pex. It has all new Stainless ball valves because the others rotted off in 4 years and I added some unions.

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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  2. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Gotta question, what are they using the UV lights for? The reason I'm asking we have a 40,000 gallon reclaimed water system for the toilets in the building I work in. Right now it is shut down due to the 40,000 gallons of water is contaiminated and has a horrible smell. All the water comes from the roof (rubber) and the condenstate form all the HVAC units.

    Are they using it for the irrigation water?
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    This site is a tennis camp. The helth dept says that if you have kids on site with well water it needs a purifier.
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  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    U.V. treatment is great, but pricey. I researched it for a large (MEGA) estate that was pumping from ponds and spreading root rot. They had tried bleach application via injection. I determined it would be cheaper to drill a new well, which worked. The U.V. treatment application is designed for a gpm flow treatment, and as the application rises, the price becomes almost un-affordable, but I still like it and would enthuse anyone to research the application for lower-demand syatems.
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sweet, pride in craftsmanship speaks loudly.
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is there something about the UV process that would do harm to brass ball valves?
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got one of those in my house. What exactly do you mean by "rotted" off?
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not the valve itself but the handle, stem, and hardware.
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  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Why have both ball valves and gate valves at each end?
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    It's hard to tell in the pics, but it looks like galvanized unions to brass? :dizzy:

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