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Installation Quick Facts:

Where Does The WATERGATER Get Installed?

 

Where Does The WATERGATER Get Installed?

The WATERGATER always gets installed on the property side of the water meter. If there is a bypass, we will try to find a point within it to install.

Why: We install after the water meter for 2 reasons. First, it is illegal to touch anything before, up to and including the water meter. Second, the WATERGATER achieves optimal results by being installed within 25 feet after the water meter. Remember, the key benefit is the compression zone the WATERGATER creates, which extends back, from the valve, into the water meter and beyond.

How Does The WATERGATER Get Installed?

 

 

How Does The WATERGATER Get Installed?

Typically, we can find a spool segment or elbow joint that we can unbolt and lower. If this is the case, then the valve simply inserts into the pipe at the flange, without any cutting. If you don't have a usable flange or its solid copper or Ductile, then we may need to cut the pipe. This can be the fastest form of install, as we use companion flanges and victaulic couplings.

Who Installs The WATERGATER?

 

 

Who Installs the WATERGATER?

We will always ask if you have a preferred plumbing company, if so, we will contact them. If not, we have partnered with some of the largest Union and non-union mechanical shops across the USA and Canada, including: Bombard Mechanical, JC Cannistraro, Hayes Mechanical, Gem, and several others.

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WATERGATER Benefits (Click on Tabs)

  • Reduced Consumption
  • Reduced Cavitation
  • Stablized Water Pressure
  • Preserves Piping Systems
  • Reduces Strain on Pumps

AVERAGE SAVING of 15% to 30%

As discussed in detail in the Science Section, the WATERGATER creates a compression zone that prevents air and water vapor bubbles (turbulence) from passing through your meter, leaving Laminar Flow.

This means your water meter (Flow Meter) is only measuring the water in its liquid form, providing a lower volume reading then had the passing water still been i its turbulent form.

The net result is an average reduction in metered consumption, between 15% and 30%. Keep in mind, if you reduce your metered water consumption, you also reduce your sewage, as your sewage is expense is based on your water consumption.

Cavitation is Cancer to Plumbing Infrastructure

What is Cavitation: The dictionary states that Cavitation is the formation of an empty space within a solid object or body. A very visual example is the formation of bubbles in a liquid, typically by the movement of a propeller through it.

It is important to understand the those bubbles you see produced by the propeller under water are not air, those are vapor bubbles. A vapor bubble is what occures when water in its fully compressed liquid form, enters an area of low pressure, that allows the water to expand into its fluid form, consisting of liquid, vapor and gas.

The same thing happens within your pipe systems. A typical layout will see the city delivering a water feed to your building a one size, lets assume it's a 6" feed. The water meter they provide you will likely be smaller at 2" to 4". From there you may keep the same size pipe out of the meter or expand it back out to the city feed size of 6". What you have created is a Venturi Tube.

The problem with this layout is the water exiting your water meter must equal the amount of travelling through the 6" line feeding into your water meter. This creates an area of reduced pressure through the reduced piping section, which allows the liquid form of water to expand into the fluid form, creating water vapor bubbles. The same occures when turbulent water passes through your pump impellors.

When these vapor bubbles burst, for a flash of a micro-second they reach extremely high temperatures. Over time these bursts lead to metal fatigue and erosion of the inside of your pipes, commonly illustrated through pin-hole leaks and eroded pump impellors.

 

The WATERGATER does not lower your water pressure, it stablizes it!

Having the WATERGATER installed in your water line will help regulate spikes in water pressure, through the established compression zone.

An important part of the installation process is ensuring we have an accurate understanding of your property's incoming PSI, the layout of your piping system, presence and location of pumps, and several other factors. We take all of this into account when calibrating your valve. If we have done it right, at install you will see your PSI drop for a few minutes while the valve opens. Once opened, your PSI will stablize back at its originating PSI.

In some rare occassions you may see a 1-2 PSI drop, if we have all decided to take a more aggressive approach to the savings.

WATERGATER Will Help Extend the Life of Your Plumbing Infrastructure!

Referring back to the discussion on cavitation. If we can reduce or eliminate cavitation within the key turbulent zones of your plumbing systems, we can minimize the pitting and erosion that would have otherwise been caused by the unaddressed cavitation.

Piping systems often have an expected life of 20-30 years, which can be extended by patch maintenance over the course of its life. To replace a commercial piping system you could expect to pay $2 million+ (depending on the nature of your building.

All steps should be taken to protect this valuable infrastructure and the WATERGATER is a great start.

Turbulence in Pumps is Analogous to Trying to Jump on Ice!

Picture yourself inthe middle of a frozen over pond, in your running shoes. Above your head is a $100 bill just high enough that if you reached your full jumping verticle, you could grab it. Now try jumping to get it, don't worry, the ice is very thick.

No matter how high you try to jump, the money is just out of reach because every thime you push as hard as you can, your foot slips a bit, denying you your maximum lift.

This is the same with pumps, but in place of ice, we have air and vapor bubbles. Pumps use water to push water, so if you have air or vapor bubbles mixed in there, then that portion that is supposed to be pushing the water above it up, isn't. Instead you get little slips.

If we eliminate the the air and turbulence, achieving laminar flow, then we increase the efficiency of the pumps.