The purpose of the backflow preventer is to keep the water in your irrigation system isolated from your potable house water.  There are a number of valves designed to keep water from moving backward toward the source, single check valves, double check valves, atmospheric antisyphon valves etc.  However, with regards to an irrigation system, where pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals may be used, it is essential that a proper vacuum breaker is used.  Consult with your supplier to ascertain which is appropriate for your situation. In most cases, a ¾” pressure vacuum breaker (PVB) is sufficient.

Installed properly with brass fittings and copper pipe.
Galvanized pipe will require more valve maintenance.

This is installed above ground using copper and/or brass pipe and fittings.  If attached to galvanized pipe (not recommended) install a dielectric union at the connection.  Galvanized pipe will, over time, corrode inside, the corrosion can flake off, and stick in the valve not allowing it to close properly.  This does not occur with either copper or brass, thus keeping your water bill lower and giving you significantly fewer maintenance calls to clean, flush, and replace valve diaphragms.

 

 

 

HAVE YOU EVER WISHED FOR AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM THAT FIXED ITSELF? OR BETTER YET ONE THAT NEVER GOT LEAKS? OR A CONTRACTOR WHO ACTUALLY SOLVED THE PROBLEM INSTEAD OF JUST TREATING THE SYMPTOMS, COLLECTING YOUR CHECK SAYING, “SEE YOU SOON”. Before you get “ripped off”, ask your irrigation contractor these 8 basic questions:

1. Are you licensed, bonded and insured?
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3. What is the difference between psi and gpm and how are they related?
4. What is the difference between pressure and velocity?
5. What is the difference between dynamic pressure and static pressure?
6. Why use different sizes of pipe?
7. What are my benefits in hiring your company and installing your system?     8. Do you offer a service program?

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