The FPTC-1 should be installed where freezing is of concern based on exposed piping. When the valve is used in conjunction with a backflow preventer, the FPTC-1 should be located down stream of the assembly. Please note that additional FPTC-1s can be located upstream if desired.
The valve can be installed at any orientation to the centerline of the pipeline. However, whenever possible the valve should be vertical down to horizontal. This will allow the water to drain out of the FPTC-1's outlet and avoid the potential of an ice dam impairing the function of the valve.
Care should be given to ensure that discharged water will be adequately piped away from areas where slipping on ice could be a danger, like roadways and pathways. Do not insulate the FPTC-1 or install it where it will be exposed to a heat source.
- 1/8" & 1/4" (3 & 8mm) install FPTC-1 via downstream tee
- 1/2" & 3/4" (15 & 20mm) install FPTC-1 via downstream tee or with additional shutoff tap
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