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Miami Beach Backflow Prevention Assemblies

February 3, 2012

Here in Miami Beach Florida most all backflow prevention assemblies are above ground and out in the open. Must be nice not to have to deal with spider infested flooded vaults.

The big downside for the backflow tester here is most of the tags have been painted over or weathered to the point of not being readable. My son and I looked at about 100 assemblies but were only able to read the SN # on 10% of the devices.

I can read about 98 out of 100 BPA tags here in Seattle

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2012 7:04 am

    The manufacturers should make protective covers for the identification areas.

    • onewayflow permalink*
      March 31, 2012 7:19 am

      Yes that would be good. Something as simple as a flat hinged flip up cover protecting the ID tag would solve the problem for assemblies like these.

      The cities have the information on file, where it becomes a problem is when a BAT gets called out on a repair and has to list the SN # as unknown because the cities information is unavailable at the time of service.

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