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Febco PVB freezing ans breaking.

jcom

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Bismarck, ND
I've had three 1" 765 Febco that the poppet and bonnet have broken due to freezing. (Pushed out the top.) After looking inside, I am curious if the top half will drain out the bottom if a drain is underneath or if the backflow itself has to be blown out.

Thanks in advance for the info.

John
 

bicmudpuppy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Aztec, NM
jcom said:
I've had three 1" 765 Febco that the poppet and bonnet have broken due to freezing. (Pushed out the top.) After looking inside, I am curious if the top half will drain out the bottom if a drain is underneath or if the backflow itself has to be blown out.

Thanks in advance for the info.

John
If they were installed so they could drain, pull the lower check so your sure it does drain and repair them now or later. It shouldn't matter except for the new kit wintering and when you get the money.
 
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