Backflow Reference Manual - Wilkins

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420 / 420XL


3/4", 1"


This is a pressure vacuum breaker assembly. Production began in 1998. The body is made of bronze. In 2010 a 420XL was introduced which is made of lead free bronze. The test cocks are mounted on the ball valves not the body. The air inlet float utilizes a rubber fold not a spring to generate the air inlet loading. The float also contains a relief valve to protect against damage from freezing. The check is a modular design with a contained spring and replaceable check seat.


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