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Old 07-18-2014, 04:08 PM   #15
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Remember my statement about the mobile home I lived in which frequently lost water pressure and sucked air into the lines when I opened the faucet? That suction is what the vacuum breaker halts, the vacuum which can and will in fact suck water uphill against gravity.

I certainly understand that the thread has wondered off subject from the original question. And I most certainly have done unsafe things myself, sometimes out of ignorance, sometimes to solve a problem right now which had no other solution. But to leave the impression that the vacuum breaker device is an unnecessary piece of equipment which may be left off with no consequences is something I think is not wise.

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Old 07-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #16
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My hose is ok, the male to male plastic connector / back flow preventer, is destroyed, so I will place an order from Airstream & wait for it to come inů.

The other connector suggested as a replacement is a male to female connection so it won't work without adding some modifications, so I will wait to get the right part.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions...

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