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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.
Use with caution By BryanD on 7/24/2014BryanD would recommend this product to a friendThese have been a solid performer for me over the last 2 years. But suddnely, and without warning, they fail. Walked in tonight to find the floor once again covered in water. I used to have total peace of mind with these things. But not anymore. May have to find either a replacement for these, or make some kind of a back up system for them. Very unfortunate.
worth it's weight in gold By mfief on 6/26/2014mfief would recommend this product to a friendall you need is a drill adn some pliers to ensure that you do not over flow the RO container and flood part of your house. I was skeptical at first because it was so simple to install, I thought I was overlooking something. Works like a charm. great for piece of mind. Search the internet for people tat have flooded various parts of their house because of an RO overflow. This is what you need to prevent that.
Perfect for RO/DI Unit By Vincent on 5/25/2014Vincent would recommend this product to a friendIf I didn't use this the first time using my RO/DI unit I would have flood my house. Also, very easy to install.
A must have By Marc on 5/24/2014Marc would recommend this product to a friendPicture this: You are at a nice restaurant with your significant other when a horrible realization hits you. Yikes, you left the darn RODI on again. Time to go home and mop up the floor. Get this float valve and you will not worry again. Installation was easy. Don't forget the auto shut off valve if you don't already have one installed on your RODI unit.
Eh... Works until its at limit By Alex on 5/20/2014Alex wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought the adjustable float for a 55 gallon storage container. Everything hooked up fine, liked the adjustable neck on the float.
The first issue I had was when the tank was full and the float closed, water would leak out of the fitting down onto my floor. BRS stated the compression fittings were bad, or whatever. I ordered another one and I had the same issue. The float was closing, but water was still leaking out. Tried different torque ratings on the nut but nothing worked. Either I have a defective auto-shutoff or I got two poorly manufactured products in a row.
A must have! By Carole on 5/3/2014Carole would recommend this product to a friendAn inexpensive and easy to install piece of mind. A must have!
Great Product By Raul on 5/2/2014Raul would recommend this product to a friendafter having caused numerous floods i decided to get this float valve. Now i don't have to worry about any more floods. I highly recommend everyone with an ro system to get one
Greatest invention ever! By Monica on 4/25/2014Monica would recommend this product to a friendI had my share of water accidents when filling my bucket. It would be late and I would fall asleep and wake up to water all over my kitchen and down my basement. With this float switch that will never happen again! Love this thing and it should be a must have for everyone!
Easy to install By John on 4/21/2014John would recommend this product to a friendLike the Summery says, easy to install and seals tight, no leaks.
No Worries By Austin on 4/19/2014Austin would recommend this product to a friendInstalled this worry free upgrade now I don't have to remember to turn the valve on and off. No more flooding the basement.
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 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 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 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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