Unusual Vacuum breaker

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It seems that I have a vacuum breaker that I cannot find anywhere online. I am not a plumber, but I have owned 4 rental properties, so I have replaced water heaters before. I have NO experience with this device, but it looks like it is leaking due to internal lime. We added a water softener a year ago, and I think the soft water has gotten thru the lime deposits.

Can I just turn off the supply, bleed the pressure, and use a channel locks to take that horizontal cylinder off? This is for my wife's nail salon, (open 7 days a week) so I don't wanna get into too much trouble that I can't get out of fast, but it looks like that comes apart and needs a new o-ring or something.

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i don't recognize it but probably vacuum relief, used to prevent if wh is drained by an idiot.
Just take it out of the system. Small Watts products are never worth rebuilding
 

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Looks similar to https://parts.rheem.com/product/RPD-SP623335

DISCO!! That is it! It says Watts on the side, but it is on a Rheem Marathon WH, and that looks EXACTLY like it. Thanks so much!
 
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