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    Someone re plumbed a back water valve..it all looks real good except that it's a manual valve...completely pointless..what are you going to do drop a ladder in the flooded pit and turn it off by hand?? Idk what's wrong with people. .I'll be installing a automatic gate ..this blows my mind

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    Isn't there an automatic flapper in that gate backwater valve as well? All the ones I have serviced in basements have a brass swing gate in them. Now for someone to waste the money on that valve for a flood control is beyond me.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
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    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
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    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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    • #3
      This one has a threaded rod and a brass square gate..no swing check...it closes only w it the wheel on top that connects to the rod....I said the same thing rats

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