Can anyone identify this part?? water meter

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  1. Jun 18, 2013 #1

    mustang253

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    Long story short: Inconsistent/no water pressure for months. Plumber came out and cut the water line a few inches past the county water meter (on my side) to install a gauge. When he did, this white plastic part fell out. I believe that it is a piece of the county's water meter that broke off and got stuck in my pipes. Can anyone identify?

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    johnjh2o

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    It may be part of a check valve or backflow preventer. A picture of the meter may help.
     
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    If the meter is still reading it probably has all it's parts, they are pretty simple devices. Unless you found the little pinwheel as well that spins as water flows.
     
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    I agree with John. Looks like part of the backflow. Would like ta see a picture of the meter spread, too.

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