Re: ANTISIPHON OUTSIDE FAUCET
Posted by Terry Love on August 15, 2001 at 20:28:51:
In response to Re: ANTISIPHON OUTSIDE FAUCET

: RECENTLY BOUGHT ANTISIPHON FAUCET AND WONDERED WHAT EXACTLY THE ANTISIPHON FEATURE MEANS.ALSO ATTACHED TO THE FAUCET IS AN EXTRA PIECE OF PLASTIC AND HAVE KNOW IDEA WHAT IT'S FUNCTION IS.ANY INFO APPRECIATED

Bob,

The purpose of the "antisiphon is to prevent water from entering the domestic water supply from attached hoses. When the water is off, or when the main is "shut-down", same thing really, water can siphon back from the hose into the drinking supply. Contaminents from garden hoses and irrigation systems can enter what should be a pure and clean supply. The plastic part you mention, is really a cap, not the working part of the antisiphon. Typical is a small seal or valve that allows water only one way. Terry


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