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danlamb

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Monday, October 13th 2003, 9:23am

Help Winterizing Febco 765

****o All,

I have a Febco 765 PVB installed and need help winterizing it. I can't seem to find anything that will tell me where to hook up my air compressor. There is a hose spigot between the house and the PVB, but nothing after the PVB. Do I hook up to the hose spigot, or am I supposed to hook up to one of the test cocks? What is the adpter called that I need to hook up my air compressor?

Thanks!
Dan Lamb

RVLI

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Monday, October 13th 2003, 4:08pm

What you connect to is that hose spigot. But what I recommend, is that your best bet would to have a professional come blow it out for you.

danlamb

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Tuesday, October 14th 2003, 11:00am

I usually hire a pro to come do it, but I can't afford it this year. I only used the sprinkler system twice this year before I had to stop - wish I hadn't used it at all now.

I've got my own air compressor (plenty big to do the job right), but I can't seem to find an adapter anywhere that will let me hook up to that garden hose spigot between the house and the PVB. Anyone know what that adapter is called and where to get one?

Thanks for the help!


RVLI

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Wednesday, October 15th 2003, 3:52am

This is what I do.

Go to a tire shop, oil change place and get a valve stem with the bolt and the seal on it and everything. Drill a hole in a PVC cap just big enough to stick the valve stem through it and seal it with the bolt that is on it...Your going to need a hose thread to pipe thread adapter, most places have those. Then all you do is thread the cap on the spigot in the basement, open the valve, open the control valve, turn the air on and away you go!

Rays Sprinklers

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Saturday, October 25th 2003, 10:46am

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Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

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Saturday, November 15th 2003, 10:17am


The hose bib between the house and the Febco is to be used for winerizing the PVB.

There should be a seperate hose bib fitting "after" the Febco PVB for blowing out your system. If you dont have one, you should install one or blow out the system from the valve box (depends on valves).

If you go to http://jerman.com/backflowpreventers/FEBCO/ssfp765.pdf for details.

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