The Blue Heron replacement bonnet & poppet assembly for the Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker is the newest product to hit the market. It’s an aftermarket product manufactured Blue Heron Specialty Products LLC., and it’s certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE).
Customers with verified purchases claim that it will last longer than its OEM counterpart, and potentially handle higher pressures without compromising the purpose of preventing the backflow of water. Keep in mind that the manufacturer warranty on the Febco 765 may be voided if an aftermarket product is used, however a new pressure vacuum breaker is the same cost as two repair kits..
There are some sellers that will advertise the Blue Heron, and then send you a knock off. So if you do decide to purchase the Blue Heron replacement kit, you should order it from a reputable company like DPL.
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The original manufacturer replacement for the 1″ Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker (part #905-212) is the most well-known part to many hardware stores in midwest. It has classically been priced upwards of $40-$60 (which is now slightly under the cost of a whole new Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker), and usually has to be replaced yearly. These assemblies break very easily with a freeze or too much water pressure in order to prevent the Febco 765 PVB from sustaining damage.
They do meet the most rigorous inspections by the IAPMO, among others. And they will ensure that you do not void your warranty on your Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker.
This is a decent replacement Febco 765 Repair Kit, though you can expect to replace it every year.
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The yellow jacket, along with an amber-colored version, are cheaper, and potentially lower-quality variations of the Blue Heron repair kit. They are sold by Sprinkler Warehouse exclusively.
We do know from our conversations with one of Sprinkler Warehouse’s competitors that SW is falsely advertising a different product under the guise of the original Blue Heron. We were showed a product listing that was marketed incredibly well, ranked high in Google, and owned by SW’s competitor, that was taken over by SW with a knock-off version. Apparently SW does not understand how to market and sell high-quality products better than their competition…rather they attempt to bully their competition out of the market and sell cheap junk. We believe that SW is a horrible company that sells shoddy knock-offs.
We do not suggest buying the Yellow Jacket, or any version of the Blue Heron repair kit, from Sprinkler Warehouse.
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If you have a 3/4 inch Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker, you will need the 3/4 inch Febco 765 Repair Kit. These are less common than the 1 inch, but they do tend to be very prevalent in cities like Mesa and Tuscon, Arizona. Make sure to check which Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker you have.
The quality of this product is the same as the 1 inch. It’s also sold from Amazon.com.
This item is given 4 stars.
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These Febco 765® Replacement Gaskets are designed to fit both the 1 inch Blue Heron and Febco 765® backflow preventer replacement assemblies. These are an exact match, and for under $10, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add these to your order just to have a spare. I’ve seen these sell for as high as $25 for a kit, so this is a steal.
Again, these are sold on Amazon. They have a 5 star rating.
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This is the exact same product and seller as the Febco® 1 inch replacement gaskets, except smaller. Again, make sure you check the size of your Febco® 765 Pressure Vacuum Breaker before ordering.
This item gets 5 stars as well.
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If you just want to replace your the whole Febco 765® Pressure Vacuum Breaker, this is the best place to purchase it. For less than the cost of 2 OEM Febco 765® backflow preventers, you can replace the entire system. Not a bad deal at all. And again, this is sold through Amazon.
This product has a rating of 4.
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The Febco 765 is a pressure vacuum breaker consisting of a well-built, stout bronze body that is incorporated in the line assembly of an outdoor automatic sprinkler system. The Febco 765 prevents water, which comes from the home’s water supply to the sprinkler system, from back flowing into the home and compromising the water pipe system. The pressure vacuum breaker is essential in providing safe, clean, non-toxic water from re-entering the home.
When installing The Febco 765 pressure vacuum breaker it is important to install the breaker 12 inches above the highest sprinkler head in the sprinkler system. Install the breaker where it can be easily serviced, maintained, and checked without difficulty. The spring loaded check valve design of the Febco 765 reduces chattering and vibration, prolonging the life of the unit.
The unique one-of-a kind “freeze plug” feature makes repairing the Febco 765 less expensive than replacing the sprinkler system’s complete vacuum breaker assembly should the unit freeze after a sudden temperature drop or long, hard winter season. Replacement kits for the internal bonnet and poppet plastic parts can be purchased separately and easily installed without having to remove the vacuum breaker from the line. With its durable, bronze structure, The Febco 765 pressure vacuum breaker is the obvious choice to protect a home’s water supply piping system from being contaminated by back siphon of water from a sprinkler system.
Installing The Febco 765 pressure vacuum breaker to your automatic sprinkler system will give you the piece of mind that your family is well protected. As any home owner knows, the appearance of your yard says a lot about the residents inside. A dull, lifeless lawn is something that no one wants to look at, especially your neighbors. An automatic sprinkler system is just the ticket for always having a lush, green looking lawn that everyone will be jealous of.