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Can a Watts backflow preventer be installed vertically?

There are backflow preventers that can be installed horizontally, vertically (up or down) and other orientations that can make an installation easier. The key point to realize however is that they can only be installed in the orientation that the approval agency has determined they will work in.

How high can you install a backflow preventer?

Backflow preventers installed inside must be a minimum distance of twelve (12) inches above the floor, and no higher than four (4) foot above the floor, with adequate clearance around the backflow preventer for testing and/or repair.

Why do I need a Rpz?

Reduced pressure zone assemblies, also known as RPZ valves, are extremely important. They’re used to keep contamination or pollution out of your water. Specifically, these devices are installed onto your plumbing system to help protect both drinking water and the city water supply.

What’s the difference between an RPZ and a backflow preventer?

A Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) lets you know that the valve is working properly. RPZ backflow preventers consist of two independent check valves. Backflow preventers work by letting water flow through them in one direction, but prevent water from flowing back through them in a reverse direction.

Does a backflow preventer reduce water pressure?

During a backflow condition, a large volume of water will flow from the relief valve. For this reason, RPZ assemblies shouldn’t be installed in areas subject to water damage. Adequate drainage must also be provided. It’s also essential to note that both types of backflow preventers reduce available downstream water pressure.

What is a backflow preventer, backflow valve, backwater valve?

A backwater valve prevents your basement from flooding – it is a specific device that’s installed in basements to prevent the backflow of sewage back into the drain. It’s a simple mechanical device that automatically blocks a pipe when water flows against it.

What is a backflow prevention device?

Air gap (AG the purest form of backflow prevention)

  • Atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB)
  • Check valve (usually not a legally approved method of backflow prevention.)
  • Chemigation valve (primarily used in agriculture)
  • Double check valve assembly (DCVA)
  • Dual check valve (A dual check is not a testable device and is mainly used on residential customers)