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Do I need a backflow preventer to install aNSF drinking water certfied chemical in residential ( mainly private wells ) ? This product eliminates "rotten egg" smell
 

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I dont see why you would need backflow prevention for a well, as far as chemicals go. I would not be messing with adding chemicals to potable water system unless I knew what I was doing. Furthermore if you knew what you were doing you would not be asking.

So the answer is do not mess with the well at all.
 

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Do I need a backflow preventer to install aNSF drinking water certfied chemical in residential ( mainly private wells ) ? This product eliminates "rotten egg" smell


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Just one comment from me on this until we get an intro.....

Wells are to be afforded the same backflow protection as the public water supply.
 

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From looking at your other 2 posts, you must be a SeaFresh salesman. Be careful not to cross the line of self promotion and or spamming....
 
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Do I need a backflow preventer to install aNSF drinking water certfied chemical in residential ( mainly private wells ) ? This product eliminates "rotten egg" smell

You're adding chemical(s)?

Most people are looking to remove chemicals from their water.

By the way, you should find out WHY there is a rotten egg smell in the water in the first place. That is my humble advice.
 

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my dog is still waiting...............ooookkkkk now how does POTABLE CHEMICALS translate into PLUMBING PROFESSIONALS??? next time tell us that you are an ENGINEER. yeehaw. breid............:rockon:
 

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Thank you all for your interest.
I don't believe any of you actually know the answer to my question about backflow preventers on wells, but you are an interesting bunch.
As for chemicals to remove hydrogen sulfite or sulfate these are helpful, safe and not harmful.
I do know my chemistry, just could not find any government regs on this.

Thanks anyhow :thumbsup:
 

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Thank you all for your interest.
I don't believe any of you actually know the answer to my question about backflow preventers on wells, but you are an interesting bunch.
As for chemicals to remove hydrogen sulfite or sulfate these are helpful, safe and not harmful.
I do know my chemistry, just could not find any government regs on this.

Thanks anyhow :thumbsup:

Good luck on not poisoning anybody....I hope it works out, come back and tell us how it goes...... Next...
 

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By chemicals what zactly are ya talkin here? are we injecting chlorene? and if so of course you don't need a bfp, why would you?

That requires an RPZ in my state..... Each water plant has 2 or 3.
 

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I notice lots of people think that wells do not need to be protected, and that its their own private water source. What some may not realize others in the area on a well are sharing the same aquifer, so if one dope poisons the well he is poisoning it for all on that aquifer.

So no matter what if you are on public water supply or on a well you have to have a proper backflow preventer installed that meets the threat level. In the OP's case he needs an RPZ and from what it sounds a plumber.
 

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backflow prevention for a well might be a good idea on principle, but i don't belive its required by code or regulation. backflow preventers are required where well water and a municipal water supply are cross connected, but only to isolate the municipal water from the well water. come to think of it i'm not so sure that legally well water is classified as potable water when it comes to backflow prevention. just thinking out loud not trying to start anything. I'm from a city we don't have wells, what do i know.
 

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Nevermind I didnt read the 1st post clearly
 

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backflow prevention for a well might be a good idea on principle, but i don't belive its required by code or regulation. backflow preventers are required where well water and a municipal water supply are cross connected, but only to isolate the municipal water from the well water. come to think of it i'm not so sure that legally well water is classified as potable water when it comes to backflow prevention. just thinking out loud not trying to start anything. I'm from a city we don't have wells, what do i know.
Incorrect. See post #4
 
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