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works good By fredfish on 12/13/2014fredfish would recommend this product to a friendbought the booster pump earlier in the year and now needed to add a float valve for my collection barrel. easy set up and worked great.
great float By klean.nyc on 12/13/2014klean.nyc would recommend this product to a friendHave it on my ro bucket, works great, easy install.
never have to worry about shutting off my ro again.
Good float switch By Crisis on 12/9/2014Crisis would recommend this product to a friendWorks as expected. Very easy install.
Peace of Mind By Harris on 11/23/2014Harris would recommend this product to a friendI went about a month without purchasing this and regret it. I love how easy it was to install this product and the fact that I no longer have to worry about whether or not I left the RODI unit on. You need to get one of these if you have a RODI unit.
I would recommend this product By Tony V. on 11/13/2014Tony V. would recommend this product to a friendThis is my second one within the last four years it works well gives you a piece of mine that the water will shut off. I believe after time The rubber gasket wears down and the waistline will still drip. I guess that's when you know it's time to change it.
Low Profile By FirstContact on 11/10/2014FirstContact would recommend this product to a friendI like these because they are low profile and work great. I also have another manufacturers version made soley for the hobby, but I've broken a couple of them over the years. They are quite a bit bigger, take up more space, and are easier to knock against and therefore snap.
Excellet works great By Quonnie on 11/5/2014Quonnie would recommend this product to a friendWorks great exactly as it is supposed to. Easy to install and set up.
Does it's job! By Jeremy on 10/14/2014Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendI bought this for my water res for my ato, it works great! No water leaks, simple install just needed a drill bit and plyers and about 2 minutes of time.
Instructions were spot on and the video was nice too. Don't buy the adjustable it's silly. Get the fixed and forget about it
Useful By Greg on 10/11/2014Greg would recommend this product to a friendI have 2 50 gallon tanks. 1 for ro water on for salt water. I use on each tank.
Simple, effective By David on 9/16/2014David would recommend this product to a friendIt's a basic float valve and it works. Using it as a shutoff for my rodi.
Great product when installed properly By Shliam on 9/13/2014Shliam would recommend this product to a friendFloat works like a champ as long as you install it with the auto shutoff valve. Use the needed amount of water and come back later and it's full again.
Affordable RO / DI Auto Fill By jmar on 8/27/2014jmar would recommend this product to a friendEasy to install on a 35 gallon trash can. Use the recommended drill bit size for the hole and everything should fit snugly. Affordable for a quick RO / DI auto fill station.
Previously Asked Questions
by David on April 15, 2014, @12:43 AM
Once you set up your float valve and connect it to your Water tank(trash can) how do you disconnect it? Or is it meant to be a permanent connection? What I mean is once you put the tubing from your RO/DI unit(Blue) and screw it in. After you're all done, how do you tank the tubing(blue) out?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi David,
The tubing connects to the float valve via a compression fitting. This can be removed so its not permanent but its not meant to be constantly connected/disconnected. If you have the need to constantly disconnect your RO unit from the float valve then I would suggest a push connect union, or better yet a push connect inline ball valve, which would not only have the quick push connect/disconnect fittings but for almost the same price also gives you the ability to turn the line on and off.
by Chris on November 13, 2013, @3:25 AM
What is your suggestion for a type of quick disconnect for this valve? Reason being is I like to fill smaller containers with the same line and would like to be able to disconnect the line without having to rely on the pinch fitting to hold up over the long term. thanks!
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Chris,
The valve itself must use the compressing fitting so your best bet is to just hook up a short length of tubing and then use a quick connect union to connect the tube from the unit to your float valve. That will give you a quick and easy location to disconnect while not having to mess with the compression fitting. Better yet, you could use a 1/4" inline ball valve which is basically a union with a valve in the middle. That way you can turn the valve off, disconnect from the float, move it to your next container and open the valve back up.
by Ryan on November 19, 2013, @9:51 AM
How do you suggest hooking your reverse osmosis system to a storage tank that would lead to a kitchen faucet?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Ryan,
The best way to see how it all hooks up would be to watch this video on the 5 stage drinking water system installation. The setup would be basically the same for any setup might just be longer runs of tubing, etc. Give it a watch and if you still have any questions let us know!
by Sam on June 9, 2014, @10:33 AM
Can I use this float as an ATO for my sump?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Sam,
If you wanted to use the float valve to control a gravity fed system it would work, though I would make sure your container is small as the salt, etc will likely cause issues with the valve in the long run.
I would not hook this up to an RO/DI unit into your sump if that is what you were imagining though. If the float were to fail you would basically be unleashing an unlimited supply of water into the tank!
by Burto on March 19, 2014, @3:54 AM
Hey guys... A few years ago I purchased a dual RODI system from you that auto fills the holding tank for drinking and fills the holding tank for my reefs by a manual valve. I'm finally tired of my main (reef tanks) tank overflowing because I forgot to turn it off. My question is, would installing a float valve on my big storage tank interfere with the operation of the drinking water storage tank?
As always, thanks in advance!
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Burto,
It would not and is exactly what it is made for. I would still turn the valve off after you know your container is full to avoid the unit kicking on everytime a half ounce of water has evaporated, but the float is great to turn on and leave overnight as you don't have to worry about overfilling the tank!
by Matt on August 11, 2014, @7:02 AM
will this accept the standard 3/16" airline tubing?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Matt,
I would not recommend using anything but 1/4" RO tubing for use with a float valve. There is a potential for leaks when using soft tubing.
Hope this helps!
Have a great day :)
NOTE: To shut off your waste water you will need an auto shut off valve and check valve. If you don’t have these please purchase the “Auto Shut Off Kit.”
- 1/4" tubing inlet and free flow outlet
- .093 orifice
- Estimated flow rate of 1.5 GPM at 40 PSI
- Tested to 100 PSI
- Approximate diameter is 1.4"
- Flange to float tip measurement is 5.7" - Inlet adds approximately 1" to overall length
- Comes complete with jam nut, sealing washer, JACO compression nut and polyethylene float
- Hardware made with 18-8 stainless steel
- Bodies made of NSF approved PVC
- Replaceable seals are made of long-wearing, chemical resistant Santoprene rubber.
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