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Reverse Osmosis Float Valve

Adjustable Float Valve and Float Valve
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Float valves are used to shut down your reverse osmosis system when the float is elevated. Float valves are typically installed on containers like large plastic food grade trash cans or other containers. Installation is as easy as drilling a small hole in the container, sliding the float in and attaching using the included nut.


Adjustable Float Valve - raise or lower the float valve.


 

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Float valves are used to shut down your reverse osmosis system when the float is elevated. Float valves are typically installed on containers like large plastic food grade trash cans or other containers. Installation is as easy as drilling a small hole in the container, sliding the float in and attaching using the included nut.

Adjustable Float Valve - raise or lower the float valve.

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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!
Question by: Chris on Nov 13, 2013 3:25:00 AM
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.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/mur-lok-ro-inline-ball-valve-push-connect.html
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 13, 2013 3:25:00 AM
How do you suggest hooking your reverse osmosis system to a storage tank that would lead to a kitchen faucet?

Thanks
Question by: Ryan on Nov 19, 2013 9:51:00 AM
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!
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-5-stage-drinking-reef-ro-di-system-75gpd.html
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 19, 2013 9:51:00 AM
Can I use this float as an ATO for my sump?
Question by: Sam on Jun 9, 2014 10:33:00 AM
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!
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 9, 2014 10:33:00 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?
Question by: David on Apr 15, 2014 12:43:00 AM
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.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/2033/
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 15, 2014 12:43:00 AM
will this accept the standard 3/16" airline tubing?
Question by: Matt on Aug 11, 2014 7:02:00 AM
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.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/1-4-mur-lok-polyethylene-ro-tubing-1.html

Hope this helps!
Have a great day :)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Aug 11, 2014 7:02:00 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!
Question by: Burto on Mar 19, 2014 3:54:00 AM
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!
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 19, 2014 3:54:00 AM

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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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  • EASY By alex on 6/26/2015

    Easy to install and a necessary component to any ro/di system.
  • HIGH QUALITY By ALEX on 6/22/2015

    WORKS AS STATED
  • One of the smartest purchases I've made By Brian on 4/18/2015

    Works just as described and really easy to install. After 3 minor 10-15 gallons overflowing on the floor I finally broke down and bought one. Should have done this a long time ago.
  • Well worth the money By Ron on 4/17/2015

    Very dependable float valve. I've used one for 2 yrs. now and never had a problem. A best buy from Bulk Reef and economical shipping. Don't be afraid to buy this float.
  • Works great By Kevin v on 4/17/2015

    Easy to install and a necessary component to any ro/di system.
  • Works as described By firemanRick on 4/7/2015

    No complaints
  • Must have By Rumzy on 3/18/2015

    This is a must have for any serious reefer with an RO, RODI system. The first time I forgot my system on was the last time I had to mop up the float for 30 min and i wasn't willing to do that again! this valve just gives me the piece of mind that me house will not be flooded when I come home from work one day1
  • works great By johnson on 3/16/2015

    This is a great upgrade for your rodi system works great and easy to install
  • Works as described By Timm on 2/17/2015

    This product works as described and was easy to install. I put one on each of my Brute storage containers and they work flawlessly.
  • Worth Buying By Jeffrey on 2/4/2015

    Best thing i have ever bought on this site. Easy to install. No more worries about overfilling RO/DI container!!!
  • Perfect is the best By Jose on 12/22/2014

    I like this product and I recomend
  • works good By fredfish on 12/13/2014

    bought 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.

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