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    DIY Junior Member Harper's Avatar
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    For irrigation, you will need a back flow device to be legal. You can't legally hook up irrigation without protection to the water supply. It's a safety hazard for you and you neighbors.
    Thanks! I think I'm fine with the sprinklers. I'll look for the one for the spigot.

    My last concern I think is how to reinforce the entire structure so that we don't eventually compromise the pipe and wall from the hose pulling against it. Any ideas? Something to mount on the wall? Screw into the patio?
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    If you insist on keeping the existing set-up, set a post in the concrete to act as a support for the piping. I would also set a second post to protect the PVC going into the ground, because that will be a likely spot for it to get broken off.

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    I agree with Cacher but would also paint the PVC to protect it from sunlight, which can make the PVC brittle.

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    There are state and federal laws pertaining to BFPs. I would find it hard to believe that California, with the most restrictive environmental protective laws in the US, don't have requirements for BF devices and provisions for periodic inspections to make certain they are not only installed, but are functioning properly. I have to suspect the qualifications of the "plumber" that did this work for you.

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    There's a difference between BFP and a vacuum breaker, and you may be required to have both, but they are not interchangeable!
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    Lots of good advise here. I called Ritz Plumbing, the 24 hour emergency plumber in Rancho Park, when I needed help installing my irrigation system.

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