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Save your old Parts when making a repair!

Recently we repaired a Watts 909 2″ RP. We replaced Check 1, Check 2, and installed a rubber kit for the relief valve. We noticed that the O-ring on the brand new relief valve repair kit looked just a hair larger than the original one found in the Backflow Prevention Assembly. We are speaking about […]

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Water Hammer Arrester

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Rotating the test cocks

Sure there are a lot of tools to use to rotate the test cocks.  There is the wrench, crescent wrench, socket wrench, pliers, adjustable wrench.  We have all been in situations that were uncomfortable and with out adequate space to work.  We have found the easiest way to rotate the test cocks is to use […]

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First Tip for Testers

You are called out to inspect a Watts 009 1/2″ at a doctors office or dry cleaner.  You notice that the number 1 check valve is leaking at a reading below 5 pounds of pressure across the number 1 check valve. Your first reaction is to just take it apart and clean it.  No big […]

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