Backflow Reference Manual - SMR

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701 / 701S


1/2", 3/4", 1"


The Model 701 is a pressure vacuum breaker. It was produced from approximately 1955-1977. It was produced originally under the SMR name and later sold to the Neptune Co. who also produced it. Either name may be on the unit. The assembly was originally produced without an air inlet spring. A field modification was introduced in 1978 to give it a one pound minimum air inlet loading. The S designation on the model number means the air inlet is spring loaded. The body was made of bronze. Check seats are cast in the body and are not replaceable. The check spring was contained when the bonnet was removed.


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