Help! I cracked the ball valves on my back flow
I have 2 cracked Febco 600 cwp ball valves. I am a home owner and failed to follow the 45 degree rule. My sprinkler guy wants to replace the entire back flow. Plus he says that he would need to sweat the new ball valves. Is this my only solution? My ball valves are threaded on both ends so why does he claim he has to cut it out and sweat the pipes? On the other hand I don not see how I would loosen them without damaging the pipe below it but there must be a cost effective way to do this job. Any advice would be appreciated.