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PENTAIR INC

Form 10-K filed on 2/21/2012 for PENTAIR INC

Line Label Object Class Period Type Balance Name
1 1101 - Disclosure - Changes in Carrying Amount of Service and Product Warranties (Detail) [Network]

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2 Disclosure Changes In Carrying Amount Of Service And Product Warranties [Abstract] [Abstract]

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3 Product Liability Contingency [Table] [Table]

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4 Legal Entity [Axis] [Axis]

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5 Entity [Domain] [Domain]

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6 Product Liability Contingency [Line Items] [Line Items]

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7 Balance at beginning of the year [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
8 Service and product warranty provision [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyExpense
9 Payments [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPayments
10 Acquired [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualAdditionsFromBusinessAcquisition
11 Translation [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualCurrencyTranslationIncreaseDecrease
12 Balance at end of the period [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual