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Friday, August 10th 2007, 2:52am

Backflow for drawing from river?

I will be drawing out of the river. No backflow device would be needed, correct?

If I am wrong, what is the reason for the backflow device?


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Friday, August 10th 2007, 4:05am

Only if you tried to tie in city water, would you need the RPZ in the city water line feeding the system.


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Monday, September 17th 2007, 3:30am

Wet Boots is right, but I would run Purple pipe from the river so not to get confused with the main line, so if you do a repair you wont get it mixed up with the dom line.
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