Joining the ranks of stolen wire, copper pipes and just about any semi-valuable metal that thieves can get their hands on, plumbing products like backflow preventers
which prevent the contamination of clean water are being ripped out and stolen at an alarming rate.
However, backflow preventers
can be damaged by freezing temperatures, so protecting them from winter cold snaps is important.
Vacuum breakers missing--83.3% had vacuum breakers (backflow preventers
) missing from sinks or faucets with threaded hose connections.
HYRDA-TAGS can be used on all types of valves, backflow preventers
, pumps and other equipment.
Due to local and state codes, backflow preventers
had been placed in the piping line, resulting in a restricted water flow.
* Irrigation: Piping, backflow preventers
and sprinkler heads illustrate the underground operations of sprinkler systems.
Hydra-Stopper allows plumbers and mechanical contractors to safely add, repair and replace meter valves, curb stops, service lines, backflow preventers
, water meters, fire sprinkler heads and small gate valves without system shutdowns.
Honeywell has launched its BA295 series of compact backflow preventers
, which ensure contaminated water cannot flow back into the public mains supply.
Patton, executive director of Common Ground, said the basement units were an essential part of the development and that sewage backflow preventers
were in place but failed.
Mechanical failure or sediment accumulation in backflow preventers
can cause excessive pressure loss.
A: For most installations, DEP specifies approved airgap RPZ backflow preventers
on main incoming water services) Yet there are many cases in which check valves and vacuum breakers are practical and acceptable.