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Dear,

Part of sprinkler system, Wilkins Zurn 975XL(1 inch?) has bursted due to freezing temperature. Can I replace it with Watts 1 in. Backflow Preventer Model # 007M1  which your local store carries?

I went two Home depot in this area for the information, but local employees do not have knowledge about that.

I attached the pictire of broken one.

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted 2014-02-04T15:59:00+0000  by dannyinkang dannyinkang
 

Hello dannyinkang.  Welcome to the Community!

 

The Watts backflow preventer 007M1 is not a suitable replacement for your valve.

What you will need is a Pressure Reducing type valve, which will be slightly more expensive.

 

One option besides purchasing another Zurn valve would be this one available at homedepot.com, but not in the stores:

 

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This .pdf file from Zurn explains the difference between a typical backflow preventer and the style of valve you have.

 

http://content.zurn.com/web_documents/pdfs/installation/ISSM950.pdf

 

Is this what you are looking for?

Chris.

 

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Posted 2014-02-04T16:52:52+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI

Thank you.

Posted 2014-02-05T05:04:54+0000  by dannyinkang
 
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