Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by midnightstar irrigation backflow valve
The last one ( the same make) lasted 20 years, I use it for my lawn irrigation system, so it has a lot of use, Bought this for the same reason...quality.
May 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeD Difficult to winterize
The 765 PVB that the store sold had a test-cock connection can only be used with an uncommon fitting (1/8" NPT(M) threading with an SAE threaded connection). This makes it impossible to winterized the sprinkler system without ordering a special part from Grainger, Fastenal or McMaster.
I had an old 765 PVB that cracked in half last winter and its test-cock were different, it used a normal 1/4" NPT (M) threading with 1/4"NPT (F) thread making it ideal to connect to a normal coupler plug so that a compressor could be hooked up.
You will need to order a test-cock from Amazon (1/8" NPT(M) threading with 1/4" NPT (F) thread) to winterize your system.
For those who care to know: Made in China
October 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigmike1 Great
The vacuum breaker was already preassembled, all that I had to do was cut the existing water lines and use copper fittings soldered to lines to assy. the vacuum breaker in place.
September 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cad Brass cracked twice
First freeze and the plastic broke like it was suppose to but the brass at the inlet valve cracked which Febco claims it's NOT supposed to do. So I checked and the previous home owner had patched where the outlet valve brass had cracked. I will not replace it with another Febco.
July 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JustBuiltaHouse Good price, good product, fast shipping
Does what it is supposed to, is a good quality part, no plastic. Saved me a ton by being able to order it rather than buying local. The same irrigation place that I bought my 1 inch poly line ( which was a good price) from tried to charge me $235 for the same item.
Free shipping was a great deal since this is not a light item.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pipolo OK
Very easy to install, no special tools needed. Product is average, made in China not in the US.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brian FEBCO 1" 765 Series has been very reliable
I installed this unit for my irrigation system to meet local code. After reading a previous review I do not think that I would ever leave water in it if the weather is going to be freezing. I would not chance it. I would make sure it was drained prior to freezing temperatures.
April 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jimfromtexas not so great
first freeze came along and the plastic all broke like it's supposed to... but that wasn't enough... the brass split too... that just isn't how it's supposed to be.. I'll drain it in the future, but who woulda thunk it?
January 12, 2014