One of the biggest challenges with managing aquariums is the backflow, which happens when water flows back to its source when you don't want that to happen. Unfortunately, backflows occur at the most inopportune moments, e.g. when unfiltered water goes back to the fish tank
, and overflows, among other scenarios. This commonly happens whenever the power goes out.
Fortunately, backflows can be avoided with the help of the True Union Swing Check Valve from Pet Store
. This little plastic device is expertly designed to stop backflow in any place by allowing water to run in only one direction. It is made of PVC, so it will not rust or corrode, unlike its metal counterparts. It can be aligned quite easily with standard piping systems, specifically those in closed areas. In fact, you can align it horizontally or vertically; either direction works for the True Union Swing Check Valve.
The True Union Swing Check Valve can be disassembled simply by unscrewing the in-line nut bolts to leave the tailpieces attached to the pipes with cement. The whole design is created to give the valve the ability to hold its own against a pressure of as much as 125 psi and a temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit.
Part #: FT9177
Description: 1 1/2" Clear PVC Socketed True Union Swing Check Valve
Size: 1 1/2" Slip x 1 1/2" Slip
Designed to be used any place where you want to stop backflow and siphoning. These are among the highest quality check valves to be found. Relative to other types and manufacturers of check valves, there is minimal pressure loss.
The true union check valve is specially designed to be disassembled by unscrewing the nuts in line leaving the tail pieces solvent cemented to the pipe. This true union allows you to remove the body for repairs, or cleaning, even providing the opportunity to change the body or spring.
- No Metallic parts, corrosion resistant
- Full Flow design
- Angle seat and weighted flapper design for low pressure seal
- PVC weighted and shielded flapper will retain backpressure up to 125 PSI
- Ideal for close working areas, easy pipe alignment
- Designed for both horizontal and vertical usage
- Pressure rated 125 PSI @ 72ºF tension
**Variations of this product can be found in many online stores. The version we carry is of the highest quality. Although this item is eligible for price matching under our Low Price Guarantee, please be certain the product you want to price match is the same make and model.