Backwater Ball Valve

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Old 08-11-13, 07:33 PM
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Backwater Ball Valve

Okay, I have what is probably a rookie question here. I tried to do a search but didn't find a silver bullet on the site. I have two floor drains in my house. I have no idea how, but both had cracked backwater balls. I basically broke them out so the drains would function. This past weekend, I had a backup in the mainline running out to the city line and got some backflow through both floor drains. My question is, are there any "tricks of the trade" to replace the old backwater ball? As you can see by the pictures the drains are cast iron and pretty old/rusty. The picture is the worst of the two. Do I have any hope of turning the old ball seat out? What tools/methods should be used? Can/should they be broken out with brute force? As far as replacements, I've seen the following (pictures). Any suggestions? Thanks!







 
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Old 08-11-13, 07:43 PM
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No info because they dont use those anymore AFAIK...It backwaters on the main.......


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Mainline Backwater Valves and backflow prevention valves
 
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