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Backflow Preventer

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by robsherrard, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. robsherrard

    robsherrard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    New to the forums here....

    Can I expect to find a backflow preventer at Home Depot for Lowe's for a sprinkler system install? I seem to be having a problem locating one, should I be looking elsewhere?

  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,502

    irrigation supply house

    john deere landscapes has them
  3. robsherrard

    robsherrard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the feedback!
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    HD and Lowes usually have a PVB from Febco and/or Watts, but I have never seen an RP there.
  5. robsherrard

    robsherrard LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info... maybe I just missing them. I've asked a couple of floor guys, and they've indicated they have seen them in a while.
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    I totally agree!
  7. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    They (HD, Lowe's, Menards, etc.)may or may not have them (PVB) but you'll end up paying more, if they do have them, than you'll pay at a supply house, or at least I do.
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,591

    Yea, they might carry them. You also can find the test procedures online.
  9. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Messages: 503

    Just buy the backlow (febco) online...Paid $56 for a 1" to my door..And I have yet to have another "test" a backflow.
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,316

    If you aren't going to maintain the BFA then why install one?
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