double check valve

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dtanovic, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. dtanovic

    dtanovic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Is it ok to put a double check valve outside of the house. I live in detroit area and winters are freezing.

  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,593

    As long as it gets drained of water before it can freeze.
  3. dtanovic

    dtanovic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for the reply boots.
  4. drmiller100

    drmiller100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    i very much prefer the doublechecks outside.
    i try hard to have EVERYTHING outside. that way if there is a leak it cannot hurt the house.
    like the man said, get it drained out.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,843

    Use a bicycle pump to winterize, they only need around 7 psi.:)

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