It's best to use as small a cage as
possible, here's some space saving ideas designed to allow a smaller enclosure:
- Use street 90's instead of regular 90's
- Use the very shortest nipples possible
- from relief valve
to top of pad a 12" height is needed
- Use "angle" pattern R.P.
with ball valves on risers, to shorten length as much as
For UTC-1, UTC-2 and UTC-3
Units (check the measurements for each unit):
heavy duty hardware (included) with bottom of circle flush with concrete,
turn hardware as directed on install instructions.
2. When cement is adequately hardened, set cage in position,
insert lock into our Security Shield™ system to protect your
For a UTC-4
Set heavy duty hardware (included) with
bottom of circle flush with concrete, turn hardware as directed on install instructions.
2. Do not center hinged
cage over backflow assembly.
end of unit
close to riser so enclosure will clear
raising up. See chart below for clearance needed.
REQUIRED USE FOR
HINGED CAGE 4
When "H" is 30.5" C is 10.5"
Installing enclosures over existing backflow
When the riser is close to the meter, you only need
1 ˝" of room between meter box a riser to install the enclosure.
To gain more working room to install the
cage, there are times when you can move the water meter box. This is cheaper
reworking the pipe risers. Be sure the water purveyor can still access the