In the world of fake backflow rocks there’s a new player in town for 2014: The DekoRRa Model 117. Based on the smaller Model 110, the 117 features a wider base, and it retains this width all the way up near the top. While the Model 110 is relatively wide at the base, it looses a ton of interior space (width) up near the top.
This is not the case with the 117 Model. Originally designed to disguise cable television boxes, electric pumps and small utility boxes, the 117 is also seeing action on the backlow and irrigation side of things.
Some residential irrigation installs feature dual backflow valves placed right beside one another. This configuration can be a challenge because the footprint is usually too wide for a traditional backflow enclosure or and fake rocks designed to hide backflows. And since the units are so close together, using two seperate enclosures isn’t an option due to space limitations. Situations like these are ripe for the Model 117 which is oftentimes wide enough to cover both backflow prevention valves at once. A huge time and money saver for homeowners.
The 117 is also available with an R-13 insulation bag at RocksFast.com. This added frost protection can help prevent costly backflow freeze. Electric heat tape is also available.
Vents can also be purchased and pre-installed. These are ideal for situations where heat buildup may be a concern. Well pumps, and pond pump applications often require such ventilation to prevent the electric pump motors from overheating and becoming damaged.