Help identify brand cast backwater valve

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  1. Ponte Anthony

    Ponte Anthony New Member

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    Hi good morning. I'd like to get a few more years out of my cast backwater valve which someone removed the flapper out of years ago.

    House was built in 1957, I believe the setup was retrofitted in the 1960's.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated to identify which brand this is.

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  2. James Henry

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    Your wasting your time. You'll never find parts for something that old.
     
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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Those units with the flapper don't reliably stop a sewage backup anyway. The good backwater valves will be "normally open" and will close if the water level rises.

    If you predictably get sewer backups in your area, there are better, but not cheap, solutions.
     
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  5. Cool Blue Harley

    Cool Blue Harley One Dumb Plumber

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    Besco. Still available.
     
  6. Ponte Anthony

    Ponte Anthony New Member

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    Wow! Awesome thank you very much. Looks like they operate out of CA and their website is mostly abandoned. I will call them today to see what they recommend.

    Any supply houses near you in CA ?
     
  7. James Henry

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    My mistake.
     
  8. Cool Blue Harley

    Cool Blue Harley One Dumb Plumber

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    Yes. They are available in numerous supply houses in SF.

    But the post by Reach4, #3 of this thread, is spot on. Why spend time and money repairing a backwater valve of poor design.

    Reach is referring to the Mainline backwater valve which is always open, unless a back flow situation occurs. I believe they are manufactured in Canada, UPC approved and manufactured out of polypropylene. A better product.
     
  9. Ponte Anthony

    Ponte Anthony New Member

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    I agree. I will be speaking to local plumbers on the same, but figured in the meantime depending on cost I repair what is there.

    **Would you mind recommending a supply house in the area ? I called a few and got nowhere- I will ask a friend in Bay area to head out.

    Thanks much.
     
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