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  • Wye strainer on new RPZ

    Hey all, I am getting to replace an existing 3/4"RPZ. The existing has a wye strainer. The one I just bought doesn't come with one. Should I :

    1. Replace the rpz with a new wye strainer
    2. Try re using the existing wye strainer.(not really what I want to do)
    3.Forget the wye strainer all together



    Not really sure if a wye strainer is even required...Thanks , Oldie
    ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Wye strainer on new RPZ

    the strainer is going to help protect the seals on the backflow from getting embedded with dirt particles. 1 thing you can do is check the old strainer and see what it has trapped. if it's empty, then chances are it's not doing anything. if it's full, you need to install a strainer to protect the backflow.

    they don't typically come with any protection from grit. while pressure regulators typically do.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Wye strainer on new RPZ

      Gotcha , Thanks again
      ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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      • #4
        Re: Wye strainer on new RPZ

        Here in Illinois the wye strainer is code on all backflow devices except on a fire sprinkler system.
        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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