Hose Bibb Vacuum Breaker | Lead-Free, Solid Brass
Designed for use on yard hydrants, and hose bibbs to prevent back siphoning and contamination of the potable water supply. Installation provides protection of potential health risks and contamination in potable water. Comes complete with a breaking set screw. Once tightened set screw will break off to prevent tampering and removal.
- Valves: 1 check valve
- Connection Type: FIP
- Inlet: 3/4" FPT (Female Pipe Thread)
- Outlet: 3/4" MPT (Male Pipe Thread)
- Max Pressure: 125 psi
- Max Temp: 180 Degrees (F)
- Material: Lead Free Solid Brass
- Comes equipped with a backflow preventer locking device
- ASSE 1011 Certified
- CSA B64.2 Approved
- UPC Approved
- Stainless Steel Removable Locking Screws, This item allows vacuum breakers to be removed for service of the hose bibb, yet remain tamper-proof.
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Can this be left on during the winter?
In the winter, you should remove your garden and drain the vacuum breaker so that it can drain properly. When freezing conditions are possible, this vacuum breaker must be removed from yard hydrant so it can drain properly. This vacuum breaker is designed to protect hose connections from contamination in non-freezing conditions.
Are these GHT comptaible?
Yes both the male and female ends are garden hose thread
Is this ASSE certified? What brand is this? Do you have a warranty on these?
Yes. It is ASSE 1011 certified and stamped per requirements. These are made by Castle Brass, our proprietary label. We have sold these for almost 2 decades and rarely have complaints. Most of our customers are repeat customers. That being said, there is a 1 year warranty on these, but we highly doubt you'll have to use it.
My water pressure is high causing my hoses to burst. Will this hose bibb vacuum breaker prevent my water hose from bursting?
No. This is a vacuum breaker. If you have a water pressure issue you need to get a pressure reducing valve.