Flow Meter Installation Question, 6 inches minimum or required. More length?


#1

I just got my flow meter and I am preparing for the installation. I know the installation says to install 6 inches after the backflow. My question is the 6 inches a minimum or the required. My installation would be easier if i could say install it at 7 inches but wanted to get the communities input on if the 6 inches was the exact spot for it to be installed.


#2

@likeabigpizzapie 6 inches is the minimum. Feel free to install at the 7" mark.

Let us know how the install goes and please feel free to ask any questions you might have.


#3

Pictures please!

:cheers:


#4

I hope the photos include a big pizza pie! :pizza:


#5

Here are the pictures as requested. I installed it today. Had an issue with one of the pipes i had got from the store and replaced it with a different pipe and it looks and works great without any leaks.



#6

I didn’t have a ton of room but installed 4 in PVC around the flow meter to keep dirt and mulch off it. Everything seems to be working great since install about a month ago.


#7

Looks like a nice clean install. If you have room, I may want to get some retaining wall blocks or pavers and build a small sunken down area with gravel / pea shingle in the bottom to allow the signal and better access to flow meter, just a thought. :smile: