- Reverse Osmosis Float Valve - Bulk Reef Supply
Why does BRS recommend this?
Float valves are simple to install and can save a lot of water from ending up on the floor. They can be installed in containers as small 1 gallon pails, sumps, and 200 plus gallon commercial storage containers to shut off the flow of water. Even if you do not have a large storage container a simple 5 gallon bucket with a float valve installed in it will help save money from having water end up on the floor or best case scenario just going down the drain.
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.
- 1/4" tubing inlet and free flow outlet
- .093 orifice
- Suitable for containers with up to 1/4" wall thickness
- 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.
Note: Requires 1/2" mounting hole. Maximum container wall thickness of 1/4". 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.”
Trying another By Liberty Reefing on 1/24/2020Liberty Reefing wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy first one failed on the second fill of my container causing an overflow. I'm worried it will fail again now so I'm going to try one more.
Mine Doesn’t Work By Ryan on 3/23/2019Ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWhen I received this item, it seemed to be a little sticky around the fulcrum where the float would need to move. Yesterday it proved to be faulty as my wife came home to tell me my “fish water was leaking all over the garage.” No harm done since I store my water in the garage, but a lot of water wasted and got my car wet. This item does not work for me.
Buy it before disaster strikes By AC on 12/25/2018AC would recommend this product to a friendI learned this the hard way and sure hope you won't make the same mistake as I did. I left the RO/DI unit running and got distracted for too long. By the time I remembered, the entire vinyl floor was flooded and soon all VCT tiles started peeling off at the edges. It was then I looked into this valve and it works really well. Installation is very easy. Say goodbye to flooding the floor!!
Rust By Jason on 7/15/2018Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDespite being stainless steel, the metal parts on these do eventually rust and will contaminate your water with potentially dangerous heavy metals. BRS should stock a different brand that contains no metal parts.
Great Product By Tg on 5/6/2018Tg would recommend this product to a friendThis is my first time using a float valve. It works as advertised and it is easy to install with no leaks!
Perfect By Gerard on 4/26/2018Gerard would recommend this product to a friendThis product works perfectly and is very easy to install. I purchased a 1/2" glass drill bit and put this into a 29g tank that I use as a new ATO reservoir for my two systems. I use this along with a solenoid valve and 2 optical sensors and couldn't be happier. No more flooding the inside of the tank stand.
Never completely stopped the water flow By boatsandhorses on 4/5/2018boatsandhorses wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSince our water pressure is somewhat higher than normal, (approx. 50-60 psi), I am assuming that is why the float I purchased never would completely stop the water flow.
Easy setup By Greg on 4/4/2018Greg would recommend this product to a friendGreat product. Easy to set up and works as designed. I used mine in a brute garbage to hold RO water.
Works perfect By Doug on 3/26/2018Doug would recommend this product to a friendThis has saved my rear end a few times when I was filling my brute container with RODI water. Do not buy the adjustable float switch. They fail. Buy this one and don't worry.
Great product! Works perfectly. By Arthur on 2/25/2018Arthur would recommend this product to a friendI bought this product to install on my Brute RO holding container. One accidental overflow of my RO container convinced me I needed some type of fail safe. I installed this float valve in minutes and it has worked perfectly. No more accidental overflows! My wife and mother-in-law are much happier now and this little float valve relieved the anxiety.
Does the job and has never failed. By jason on 12/15/2017jason would recommend this product to a friendI have used these for many years. They do the job nicely. I have never had one fail on me. Knock on Wood. There is another model that has the ability to change the position of the float angle allowing for some modifications to the use.
Simple By Adam on 10/19/2017Adam would recommend this product to a friendReally easy to install. Works great.
Hello, I purchased the 6 Stage 75 GPD Plus RO/DI System from Bulk Reef Supply, and I'm considering purchasing the PSI Booster Kit as well. 2 questions I have are 1. Is this all I need to purchase to stop the flow, or do I need the whole float kit? 2. Is this compatible with the PSI Booster? Thanks!
Does this create a water tight seal? If I ever want to fill the container higher than the level of the float valve later on, is it likely to leak around the valve hole?
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Do you carry the diamond coated drill bit for this float valve? And, if so, then what size would it be? Thanks!
We do not carry a drill bit for the float valves. You will need to pick up a ½” drill bit, which you can usually find at your local hardware store for pretty cheap.
Thanks for the question and if you have any more, just let us know.