Check valves allow one directional water flow and are used to prevent back siphoning. They are 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
- Connection must be permanently glued
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|Product Name||Swing Check Valve|
I have 1.25" O.D. (1" I.D.) vinyl tubing on a 330 GPH return pump for my aquarium sump.
Is the 1.25" Slip x Slip dimension the inside diameter of the check valve?
Is the valve material PVC?
I'm concerned about connections as PVC glue will not adhere to vinyl.
Thanks in advance.
Thank you for reaching out to us. You would want to glue a barb into the valve to use with tubing. the 1.25" slip x slip dimension, means that it takes either 1.25" pipe or fittings.
Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
As long as they are installed correctly they can be used in either orientation.