Georg Fischer Wye Check Valve

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Why does BRS recommend this?


Check valves are always a good idea to have, however when it comes to reliability you get what you pay for.  There are other good check valves on the market but we feel that the Georg Fischer Wye check valve is by far the most superior.  They have a removable plunger that can be cleaned easily without having to remove the main body of the check valve from your plumbing.  With the cost of some floors these days and other things an overflow can damage paying a few extra bucks for quality safety precautions can save a lot of money down the line.


Swiss-made check valves allow one directional water flow and are used to prevent back siphoning. Commonly used on return pump outputs to prevent water overflowing the sump in the event of a power outage, pump failure or maintenance.



  • Slip x Slip

  • Easy breakdown for cleaning

  • Long term operation

  • More professional look white Schedule 40 PVC

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Why does BRS recommend this?

Check valves are always a good idea to have, however when it comes to reliability you get what you pay for.  There are other good check valves on the market but we feel that the Georg Fischer Wye check valve is by far the most superior.  They have a removable plunger that can be cleaned easily without having to remove the main body of the check valve from your plumbing.  With the cost of some floors these days and other things an overflow can damage paying a few extra bucks for quality safety precautions can save a lot of money down the line.

Swiss-made check valves allow one directional water flow and are used to prevent back siphoning. Commonly used on return pump outputs to prevent water overflowing the sump in the event of a power outage, pump failure or maintenance.

  • Slip x Slip
  • Easy breakdown for cleaning
  • Long term operation
  • More professional look white Schedule 40 PVC

Georg Fischer Wye Check Valve

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1/2” Wye Check Valve
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my return is 3/4" flex hosing using a tunze return pump. Can i fit this check valve on my return pump or would I need some extra plumbing parts to make it fit.
Question by: Toan on Jul 21, 2014 9:56:00 PM
Hi Toan,
Check valves are made for rigid PVC pipe. If you are using flexible tubing then you will need to pick up some barb adapters to convert the fittings from being for rigid PVC to being for flexible tubing. The exact fitting will depend on your plumbing, but it is likely one of the fittings below and a coupler.
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/gray-male-pipe-adapter-spigot-x-barb.html
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 21, 2014 9:56:00 PM
Is the check valve sch. 40 PVC because it doesn't look like it? PVC glue?? Does it slip in the pipe or over?
Question by: chris huddleston on Jan 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM
Great question!
We use regular weld on 711 industrial glue. However standard schedule 40 glue will work fine! The bottom and top of the valve are the same size as a piece of pipe and we recommend using unions to connect in line. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 5:33:00 PM
hello, ive seen a few reviews that state that a 1" check valve is the size of the valve not the OD of the pipe. So in my case if I am using 1" pvc up to my tank I would need a 3/4" check valve or 1" check valve? Please clarify, as i dont want to lower my flow rate.
thanks
Question by: brent havanchak on Oct 29, 2015 9:20:00 PM
Great question!
The Georg Fisher Wye Check Valve sizes have nothing to do with the size of the valve. The sizes are in fact directly related to the size of the PVC fitting they will work with. For example the 3/4" check valve will work with all 3/4" elbows, unions or other items you will glue a standard 3/4" pipe in. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Oct 30, 2015 3:15:00 PM
Does this check valve have to be vertical for it to operate properly and can it be horizontal?
Question by: Evan Chandlee on Dec 1, 2015 4:58:00 PM
Great question!
This will need to be mounted vertically for the float to trigger. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Dec 9, 2015 12:16:00 PM
Can the y check valve be mounted upside down but vertical as in the case of a drain?
Question by: Todd Conner on Apr 18, 2016 4:52:00 PM
Great question!
any upside down check valve will not work as water only flows down the valve. Check valves cannot be used on drain lines. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 12:17:00 PM
Hi,

The description states these are "Slip x Slip". Wouldn't it be more accurate to say they are "Street x Street" or "Spigot x Spigot"? Each end of it fits INTO a socket (or slip) fitting. It's also I think a good idea to put a slip union on one end and an MPT adapter on the other, for easy removal and/or change of plan for the use of this expensive item.
Question by: don_chuwish on Feb 3, 2016 3:41:00 PM
Great point!
It is in fact a spigot x spigot fitting. Additionally highly recommended is the use of 2 unions or a union and an MPT adapter. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 6:59:00 PM
Thinking 2 returns equals 2 check valves. Is that a correct thought?
Question by: Michael on Jan 26, 2014 11:10:00 AM
Hi Michael,
That would be the case, unless the two returns come together at the sump and you could put the check valve on before they split.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 26, 2014 11:10:00 AM

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The golden rule of plumbing is that every job takes three trips to the store. While this can be frustrating locally it can be much worse when shopping online. Being short a fitting or two can delay a plumbing project for days. Here are some quick tips to avoid this.


  • Plan your plumbing on paper
  • Don't skimp on unions. Unions allow for easy breakdown and maintenance as well as remove the need for precise elbow placement. Use them as often as possible.
  • When in doubt order extra. We happily accept returns for a full refund (less shipping) on all unused fittings within one month of purchase. A few extra bucks in return shipping is less frustrating than a project delay.

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  • Great quality BUT incredibly loud By Pixel Reef on 9/18/2017

    I have a 1.5" check valve. Valve is built very well, however it makse a loud hammer noise throughout my entire system every time I shut off my reeflo pump . Fish go flying into their hiding place every time and pust to much stress on my plumbing from all the vibration.
  • Exactly what I wanted, one minor improvement. By TRS on 9/12/2017

    This is exactly what I wanted and works as such. The one improvement would be to make it easier to grasp the plunger for cleaning.
  • Seems to be seome QC issues with the more recent Valves By William on 8/9/2017

    I use 6 of these in my system (1x 2”, 3x 1", and 2x 3/4") and four of the six fail to seat at least half of the time, all purchased this year.
  • Not Reliable By Brent on 7/31/2017

    This valve has failed on me on multiple occasions. Plunger fails to drop and seat resulting in a flooded basement sump room! I keep the valve very clean and it still does not work properly. Going to replace asap. Basement sump has overflowed 3 times!!!!! Poor quality product!
  • Terrible Product By michael on 7/26/2017

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! I purchased this check valve based on the review of one of the BRS videos which stated this was suppose to be the best check valve. I paid $80 for a 1 1/4" check valve. I was sold when I learned you can simply take out the plunger and clean it. Well, I installed it without any unions to my plumbing since it should never leak and only leak when crud builds up on the plunger which can simply be taken out and cleaned. Brand new setup, no crud build up on plunger and it still leaked. I emailed BRS but never received an email back regarding the problem. Save your money and buy one of the cheaper check valves with unions on them. Replace or soak in vinegar when crud builds up on the flapper and it begins to leak. Luckily, my sump is big enough to handle the back flow from the tank. You've been warned!! I would give it negative five stars if I could. For the money I spent, I could have bought two to three true union check valves instead.
  • Failed in less than two months By Christopher on 7/19/2017

    This unit failed in less than two months and I flooded my basement. I thought I could rely on it and lower my return jets deeper into the tank. The first time the pump turned off, it sucked all the water back into the sump and overflowed. Good thing I was home. Do not buy.
  • great check valve By tarpongriller on 2/22/2017

    In use 1 month and works great. Can hear the valve close when shutting off pump. very confident that this valve will be working for a long time to come. Buy it.
  • Peace of mind By Ian on 2/4/2017

    Yes the product is pricey but with so many pros vs cons I am glad that it is installed on my system.

    Pro's
    - able to remove and clean
    - simple smooth plunger
    - see thru

    Cons
    - Price
  • Very reliable By Anibal on 12/16/2016

    Performs as intended, easy to clean and very reliable
  • 2 month old check valve failed By luis on 11/27/2016

    This check valves are not worth the money they cost. You be better off with the cheaper ones. Mine failed during a power outage and the check valve is about 2 month old.
  • Reliable product By Anibal on 10/21/2016

    This is a strong and reliable product. The capability of cleaning the valve is amazing.
  • Better safe than sorry By Millz on 10/21/2016

    This is on my 300 gallon tank. Although it not running as yet due to me just getting everything together, it will be well worth it. I like how it dissamble for easy cleaning and how it prevents flow back. (I've tested it)