Where do you install a backflow preventer?
Just so, what is a backflow device and where is it located?
Another common location for a backflow preventer is the connection of a fire sprinkler system to a water main, to prevent pressurized water from flowing from the fire suppression system into the public water supply.
Subsequently, question is, do I need a backflow preventer on my house? The key to preventing backflow is to have a properly installed, maintained, and inspected backflow prevention device as part of your culinary water system. The answer is: you need backflow prevention if you have a culinary water connection that may be used to supply a sprinkler system.
Accordingly, where does a backflow preventer go?
A backflow preventer is a device that's installed on your home's water pipes that allows water to flow in one direction but never in the opposite direction. Its sole job is to prevent drinking water from being contaminated due to backflow.
Where is backflow valve located?
If you aren't sure, take a look around your basement — backwater valves are usually located in the floor and have a cover that can easily be removed for maintenance. The cover itself is likely round, but there may also be a rectangular panel on top.