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Old 06-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Backflow Preventers: Wilkins 950XL vs 950XLT


The city is requiring me to install a backflow preventer as part of our renovation. Looking around our neighborhood, the Wilkins 950XL and 950XLT are by far the most common, and the reviews online seem positive. What's not clear to me is the difference between them (other than about $10). The 950XLT can obviously be installed in a vault, but our county requires them to be above ground. Other than that, any reason to go for the 950XLT?

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Backflow Preventers: Wilkins 950XL vs 950XLT


The 950XLT is lead free and approved for use in CA and VT.

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The 950XLT is lead free and approved for use in CA and VT.
I believe only the 950XLT2 is lead-free. The installation guide for the 950XLT from the Zurn web site definitely has the CA Prop 65 Lead warning on it.

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I believe only the 950XLT2 is lead-free. The installation guide for the 950XLT from the Zurn web site definitely has the CA Prop 65 Lead warning on it.

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I was told that the XLT was lead free, so they must have sold me the XLT2 and called it an XLT. Now I need to make sure I got the valve I paid for.

Heres the link to zurns product page that should clear everything up.
http://www.zurn.com/Pages/ProductsLi...NodeKey=322656
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