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Where to find backflow washers?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Mike-and-Kim, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    1.75" OD, 3/16" thick for the irrigation system backflow. Did not have at home depot and after 20 minutes of google and various unrelated results thought maybe someone knows who might sell these around here? Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Mike-and-Kim

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    Are you talking about the gaskets ? If so I was in the same delima until it dawned on me that they are no more than o-rings. Went to advanced auto parts in sterling with my gaskets/ o-rings, they got me the closest match, bought me a tube of gasket sealer as well... and 24 hours later I was good to go. Back flow installed and no leaks :).
     
  5. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    Clever idea.
     
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    Aquarius Supply (703) 263-1272 has a warehouse in Chantilly that they sell irigation and lighting supplies.

    They are located at 4120 Pepsi Place in Chantilly across from the Auto Nation Dealers and behind the Pepsi plant.

    I was down there last week for some bulbs for my lighting system and the owner is pretty helpful. All sorts of contactors in their getting supplies.
     
  7. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    I headed down there today on my lunch hour and picked up a couple, cost around $4.60 for 2. Here is what they are called on the receipt: Wilkins rep union gasket for 1" 975xlu

    They also carry beautiful (and expensive) cast bronze landscaping lights.

    Thanks, Mike
     

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