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We almost aborted the test, but a Brave Maintenance supervisor made a choice.

I arrived on site to test 5 backflow prevention assemblies.  The first 2 tested fine, but when we got to the 3rd one we encountered a problem.

There was no space to get the 90 degree swivel adapters on the Wilkins 975xl.  It was on the concrete wall.  I was not going to break the pipe.  I was ready to test 4 out 5 and go back out when the situation was corrected.

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The Maintenance supervisor put on and took off the 90 degree swivel adapters on the RP.  I was not about to break a pipe.  I offered to sell him the adapters for 60 dollars after he installed them.  He declined.

I feel sorry for the next tester for this RP.  I have noted on the report that there is not enough clearance and the assembly is not installed according to manufacture Specs.  It failed and I repaired it.

 

 

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