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This is something all backflow testers should know. Very Impressive

We try to inform the backflow community on a different level with any interesting news that you may not find anywhere else.  This came up and we were impressed. Conbraco/Apoollo has a nice concept with this approach, and it will help managing parts a little bit easier. Click on the Graphic to see the post.

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When Pressure Fluctuations cause the RP to go into a continuous Water Hammer Dump

We came across an RP that got into a water hammer situation that it could not recover from. After Replacing the Seat and Disc for the number 1 Check Valve and raised the reading on the number 1 check from 5.0 to 8.2. Great pressure swings still caused the RP to Rock with Water Hammer. […]

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You connect your gauges open up the test cocks and your gauge pegs out at 15.0 PSI.

When Testing the RP!!! If your gauge starts acting funny by pegging out at 15 or slow to raise the needle when you open the test cocks you, before you take apart the backflow prevention assembly look at your hoses and gauge. Try swapping the red hose for the yellow or bypass hose to see […]

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The Right tool for the job

One of the tedious parts of the repair process is always trying to reach all the bolts and then extracting them.  It takes a lot of time and wears you down.  I have been using this Milwaukee power ratchet and had great success.  It saves time and time is ________!

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Tip from Brad Hirter

Great tip when pipes don’t line up just right.

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