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The following information is so that you can determine why the products described are the optimum products for you. If you wish to place an order, please refer to the Place an Order page.

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Backflow Specialty Equipment Company is currently manufacturing insulated covers for backflow prevention assemblies. Additional products will be added as they are developed.

Insulated Backflow Prevention Assembly Covers:

The Backflow Cozy™ line of All Season backflow prevention assembly covers is unique in the industry. Applications have been made for patents of these products.

RESISTS DAMAGE FROM SUN, MOLD, MILDEW AND HEAT TRANSFER, CONVECTION AND RADIATION.

The outer cover is made of a heavy fabric with a coating to make it waterproof. This cover is UV resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and abrasion resistant.

The inner cover is also made of a mold and mildew resistant fabric that is coated to make it waterproof.

The fill consists of a mold and mildew resistant batting and a base material supporting two radiant energy reflectors. The materials used have a minimum R-value of 14.5 (actual R-value of the insulation will exceed 14.5) and provide 97% reflectivity of radiant energy.

The radiant energy reflectors help the Backflow Cozy™ line of insulated covers keep heat in during the winter, and keep the sun’s radiant energy out during the summer. The result is the first All Season insulated cover.

Chemicals in the water as well as the pH of the water (acidity is a concern) cause damage to the resilient rubber components of backflow prevention assemblies. Butyl-based (black) rubbers are susceptible to attack by chloramines, a disinfectant used by many water agencies. Since butyl based rubbers are frequently used in diaphragms due to their elasticity, the relief valves of reduced pressure zone backflow prevention assemblies are particularly vulnerable.

The ability of the Cozy™ line of insulated covers to reflect the sun’s radiant heat can substantially reduce the heat gain of the backflow assembly during the summer. Since heat accelerates chemical reactions, this reduction in heat gain can significantly reduce damage due to chemical attack, thus reducing the frequency of repairs.

The Backflow Cozy™ line of insulated covers are known as “The Testers Choice"
They are designed to make the assembly technician’s job easier. The bottoms of the covers have two sets of grommets, each set offset towards one of the ends of the cover. This permits the cover to remain locked to the assembly installation while the technician tilts the cover for servicing the backflow assembly.

The three products in the Cozy™ line are:

Backflow Cozy™ pic of bag installed

Known as “The Tester’s Choice, the Backflow Cozy™ is available as either an envelope or a pad. This All Season cover is durable and effective as well as aesthetically pleasing.

See sizing chart


Bypass Cozy™

The Bypass Cozy™ is a pad designed for fire line service bypasses. This pad has all of the features of the Backflow Cozy™ plus it features
grommets on the side placed so as to allow a wind-resistant installation.

See sizing chart


TestCock Cozy™ Testcock cozy

The TestCock Cozy™ is a unique product designed to protect the ½” and ¾” ball valves used for test cocks on larger backflow assemblies.

This product uses the same tough cover materials as the Backflow Cozy™ and uses the energy reflecting insulation. It has two tabs that make it easy to put in place. Two nylon wire ties can be used to tighten the installation.

Once the TestCock Cozy™ is installed, the ball valve can still be tested and operated.


Custom MegaCozy™ Testcock cozy

The Custom MegaCozy is a product that we design to your specifications.

The MegaCozy uses the same tough cover materials as the Backflow Cozy™ and uses the energy reflecting insulation. It does not include the batting-type material.

Once the MegaCozy is installed, the assembly can be tested and operated by simply cutting the wire ties at the grommets and folding back the front panel. This cover can be locked to the plumbing.

Business Policies:

Please contact a Stocking Distributor for PRICING and TO ORDER the Backflow Cozy™ line of backflow prevention assembly covers.

Orders from distributors are usually shipped the day after they are received. All shipping is FOB origin, pre-paid, and billed by BASECO.


Companies wishing to become distributors should e-mail Dennis Buller . Returns will be addressed on an individual basis. Return freight will be paid by the customer and a restocking charge of 15% may be applied. No returns will be accepted 30 days after the shipping date from BASECO. Custom orders made to the customer’s specification cannot be returned.

Neither BASECO nor its distributors guarantee that the use of the Backflow Cozy™ line of insulated covers will prevent freezing.

Warranty:

There is no warranty, implied, or otherwise, on the Backflow Cozy™ line of insulated backflow prevention assembly covers regarding thermal damage to the covers or the backflow prevention assemblies or any other pipe, appurtenance, or fixture. BASECO warrants the materials and the construction of the insulated covers for three years so long as the cover is not subjected to physical or other abuse (such abuse includes, but is not limited to, being run over by a lawn mower, vandalism, chemicals, etc.).

 
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