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Tag Archives: Compliance

Why do Ice Makers need a Backflow Preventer on them, They have internal Air Gaps? RIGHT?

The ice maker alone does not require a Backflow preventer, Until you add a filter to the set up. As we all know, a filter’s function is to isolate all of the contaminants, Lead, Chlorine, etc,. etc.. When the filter is not replaced often enough, it will become a high health hazard. We used to […]

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Expensive Mistake

I had a call today from a customer that asked us to come out and Fix their Backflow Preventer. I asked them to send me a couple of pictures. I was all to happy to help. I can’t fix this. The installation is incorrect. The Wilkins 375 3″ is not approved for installation vertical flow […]

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How to choose which Backflow Preventer is right for you?

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Ugly fail on a Wilkins 950

This is pretty good example of why backflow prevention assemblies need to be inspected annually. This disc did not get like this in a year. Buy Wilkins: Rubber Repair Kit 3/4"-1" for 950XL and 975XL, RK34-950XLR

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Another Check Valve Fail on a PVB

The seat of the PVB is part of the body and damaged. In this case the repair kit was not effective. This is a replacement. The repair parts are very handy to have on hand though. Most of the time the rubber kit or check kit will fix this. Occasionally, the seat becomes damaged and […]

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