A: Proper draining, insulation using heat tape and heated protective enclosures are all acceptable methods of freeze protection. When draining an assembly to prevent freezing, several important points must be remembered: 1. The assembly cannot be adequately drained through the test air compress hookup. For proper draining follow the instructions detailed in the Drain Procedure section below. 2. Drain valves must be added on the inlet and outlet sides of the assembly, below the assembly (and preferably below the freeze line if the remainder of the system is to be drained).
A: Hello Anonymous, I am so sorry that you are having a difficult time finding the correct item in store. I would suggest trying online to ensure you get the Watts branded item. You can also contact our customer service team at 1-888-321-0500 and they will be able to help you get the correct item ordered. Thank you
A: I did not look for it in the stores, I've just ordered it online. I received it as it was ordered.
A: Replace and/or put some silicon on the O-ring that is located in the black cap. Make sure you have released the pressure before removing this cap. Also, you do not have to screw it in too tight as it could be difficult to unscrew it when needed.
A: Open it all the way up. Water shoots out for a second then stops. Pull up some YouTube videos and you’ll see.
A: Home Depot has a variety of sizes of ball valves. I do not think they sell any with bleeders. Watts may sell them, check their site. If you are repairing a similar Vacuum Breaker Assembly, it's probably cheaper to buy a new one.
|Name||1 in. NPT Bronze Pressure Vacuum Breaker||3/4 IN Bronze Anti-Siphon Pressure Vacuum Breaker with Quarter Turn Shutoff and Tee Handles||1 in. Pressure Vacuum Breaker||1 in. Dia Brass Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly|
|Connection||Male Pipe Thread||FIP x FIP||FIP||FIP|
|Application||Non-Potable Water||Non-Potable Water||Potable Water||Potable Water|
|Compatible Pipe Material||Multi-Purpose||Brass||Brass||Bronze|
|Maximum Pressure (psi)||150 PSI||150 PSI||150 PSI||175 PSI|
|Maximum Working Temperature (F)||140||140||140||140|
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