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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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The stupidest thing I have ever seen!

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RP Install Wall of Shame!

This is installed too close to the wall and Testing cannot happen. This is on the Wall of Shame.

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Febco PVB 765 2″ with worn out Parts.

This PVB has a bad check valve.  This Backflow Preventer needs repair. This is why Backflow Assemblies are required to be inspected. These old parts were pretty worn out and not preventing backflow incidents.   Buy Febco Repair Kit for 765 1.5″ to 2″ Check Valve, 905-070

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This backflow will either need to be repaired or replaced.

It is possible to extract a broken test cock from a backflow assembly with an extractor.  This backflow still may need to be replaced if the assembly fails the test.  It is a good time to replace the Backflow Assembly with a model that has a replaceable seat for the check valve.  Those models include […]

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