Freeze Protection of Backflow Preventers

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ACC, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. ACC

    ACC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I have to winterize a few dozen 2-inch Febco 825Y reduced pressure zone backflow preventers (BFPs). The employer's budget will allow either (1) installing a proper, resilient-seated shutoff valve and drain system (this is absent right now) on the inlet piping; or (2) electric power to the BFP enclosures so heat tape may be used. I know both should be done. But the employer has said, "We can afford only one for this winter. Which is the better bet for both the short and long terms?"
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    if this is not moved, it should be in the irrigation area
  3. ACC

    ACC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Pardon my mess-up. I finally found the irrigation forum and re-posted there. Moderators, please delete this thread.

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