Getting your gauge calibrated

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When we moved in to the home we now live in, the kitchen had not up been updated since the 50s, and I’m fairly sure the oven was close to original as well. When I tried to bake a pie, I took it out after about 20 minutes with smoke pouring out of the oven. Why? Well, things age and require calibration. And in this case, the oven’s temp gauge hadn’t been calibrated in a long time… and seemed ...

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Should I Become a Backflow Tester?

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We get a lot of people that reach out to us asking about the backflow industry on a whole, mostly with the question Can I make this a profitable career? I get so excited when I get these emails. Why? Mostly because it’s an opportunity to expose how huge the backflow industry is. I get to talk about protecting clean drinking water. And that’s awesome.

What should you consider before becoming a certified tester?

Regulations

First, I ...

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Syncta can Keep Track of your Repairs!

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One of Syncta’s secret sauces is turning out backflow test results on specific PDF forms. When that clean PDF with your test results and repairs is generated right after you test your device, we’ve cut that time out for you of needing to fill out yet another form via paper and pen. Because I’ve personally been involved in setting up plenty of backflow report forms to be used by our customers, I’m seen some nutty forms, especially when it comes ...

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It’s almost October! Winterization Time.

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Winter is coming. It’s almost October, already! It’s time to schedule those winterization appointments with your sprinkler guy! Once your temperatures start dipping down to 30, it’s time to cozy down your irrigation system for the year.

Turn off those automatic sprinklers!

Most of the country doesn’t utilize lawn or garden sprinklers after October or November – with obvious exceptions in some of the more Southern states.

If you haven’t completely winterized your irrigation system yet, you can still ...

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DCDA-II & RPDA-II – Type 2 backflow devices; how do you record test results?

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DCDA & RPDA Type 2 devices are the first major change in backflow devices in a lot of years.

The USC approved RPDA-II and DCDA-II to be installed back in 2004. However, we still aren’t seeing that many of them in the field yet. But we’re starting to, and without a doubt they’ve raised one common question – how do you record their test results?!

Differing Opinions

It turns out there are a lot of differing opinions on the subject.

Here’s ...

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