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TOPIC: Anti-siphon device's

Re: Anti-siphon device's 13 years 1 month ago #18458

I do mention them in my reports.  It is a potential safety issue if they are not installed. Even though the risks are low it could still occur.

I insert this photo in my report.

****Safety Issue**** • There are no anti siphon devices at the exterior faucets. This is a potential cross contamination. Recommend installing anti siphon devices.

I was explained if the public utility was working on the street and the home owner was over spraying with a hose end chemical and took a drink out of the hose he could be poisoned. Also soaker hoses can also allow contamination.

I do not make a huge deal of it and place in the selection panel.

I also see many times a faucet around the main that may also be lacking an anti siphon.

There are downsides to both of these devices. Water being sprayed is better than being poisoned and the frostfree one pictured can leak, anti siphon blow off to hose being left on in winter and even bursting if not winterized.

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Re: Anti-siphon device's 13 years 1 month ago #18519

I note if they are there and recommend upgrading if not. Good pic David

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Re: Anti-siphon device's 13 years 1 month ago #20383

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I do mention them in my reports.  It is a potential safety issue if they are not installed. Even though the risks are low it could still occur.

I insert this photo in my report.

****Safety Issue**** • There are no anti siphon devices at the exterior faucets. This is a potential cross contamination. Recommend installing anti siphon devices.

I was explained if the public utility was working on the street and the home owner was over spraying with a hose end chemical and took a drink out of the hose he could be poisoned. Also soaker hoses can also allow contamination.

I do not make a huge deal of it and place in the selection panel.

I also see many times a faucet around the main that may also be lacking an anti siphon.

There are downsides to both of these devices. Water being sprayed is better than being poisoned and the frostfree one pictured can leak, anti siphon blow off to hose being left on in winter and even bursting if not winterized.

I note if they are there and recommend upgrading if not. Good pic David

David, Davin,
I agree with your comments, every safety issue is worth noting, to me it's like when there are no CO detectors how often do you need them, that's not for us to decide, we note and recommend.

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