The original Guardshack Line of Large enclosures is perfect for covering large diameter backflow devices or other valuable assets. Backflow Valves 2 1/2" thru 12" can have bypass assemblies and/or brass OSY stems which thieves will steal for scrap, resulting in costly repairs and facility shut downs.
Aside from theft, with larger valves, tampering and vandalism are main concern. For example, if your property’s fire line valve is shutoff maliciously, or by mischievous children, your system will be offline, leaving your business vulnerable to expensive liability concerns. You may also have expensive equipment or manufacturing processes which cannot run without a functioning water supply. When down time equals lost revenue, our enclosures have proven to be cost effective insurance to protect your assemblies
All of our large enclosures feature our signature rounded design which provides both superior strength and safety over square cages, without any sharp corners. These enclosures are all Clam Shell styled, consisting of two pieces which independently hinge back allowing full access to the assembly. The hinges also help mitigate the cage’s weight and with the help of built in handles, it can be opened with only one person.
All our large enclosures come with 2-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
Available in 5 sizes, they can accommodate a large assortment of 2½" - 12" backflow assemblies. These enclosures are professionally powder coated
to exacting standards for lasting durability, in environmentally friendly premium finishes. Standard colors for these models are in high gloss
Woodland Tan & Forest Green which were selected to blend into most any landscaping. Custom colors are available, please consult factory
16" W x 30" H x 64" L
24" W x 40" H x 66" L
24" W x 40" H x 80" L
30" W x 48" H x 99" L
38" W x 60" H x 99" L
Premium Hardware Included
Hardware kits come with upgraded 3/8” Forged Hot Dipped Galvanized Eyebolts (with powder coated models), or 3/8” Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Eyebolts (with Coast GuardShack models). These are stronger and more resistant to thieves.
Our cages come with all installation hardware for wet concrete installation (Lift-Off models) or dry concrete installation (Hinged models) and for use with our Pre-Fab EncPad™ Enclosure Bases (where applicable.
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Custom Sizes Available
We know sometimes there is no such thing as a standard install with so many variations and in field situations; sometimes a custom cage might be just what you need. For 25 years we have been making custom cages out of various materials, special utility cut outs, doors, unique angles, footprints, and every color imaginable. Just let us know what you need.
Our custom made heavy duty hinges are cut from 3/16” steel plate and utilize a stainless steel bolt to prevent them from rusting. They have hidden anchor point. preventing tampering, so they are not exposed on the outside of the cage.
These hinges allow the entire cage to swing back, mitigating the weight of larger cages while allowing complete access to the backflow valve they are covering.
Standard colors are in high gloss Woodland Tan & Forest Green which were selected to blend into most any landscaping.
All our enclosures are professionally powder coated to exacting standards for lasting durability, in environmentally friendly premium finishes. Premium powder coating begins with a five-part metal cleaning and iron phosphate solution treatment. Units are further preheated before applying 2-3 millimeter thick polyester powder conforming to A.S.T.M. Impact Resistant and Adhesive specifications.
Custom Color Available.
Quality Materials & Workmanship
The Guardshack series is constructed using stout 1 ¼” Schedule 40 A.S.T.M. Grade A Electric Weld steel pipe. Other competitors use lighter, cheaper tubing which is easily dented and damaged in transit and in the field.
We use sturdy ½” #13 gauge expanded metal allowing our cages to pass lab tests that exceed 300 lbs of weight per square Foot
All welds are meticulously placed at least every 4 inches making our cages exceed ASSE 1060-98 Structural Strength Standards.
Welds, rough spots & edges are carefully ground down leaving a smooth to the touch enclosures with never any sharp edges.