- Estimated rate of flow up to 1.5 gpm at 60 psi
- PVC for corrosion resistance
- Tank mount with extended threads on inlet side of valve for mounting through tank wall
- Includes 1.5x4" float ball attached to adjustable valve shutoff arm
- 1/2" NPT male threaded inlet and free-flow outlet
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Kerick Valve MA052 PVC Mini Float Valve, Tank Mount, Adjustable Arm, 1.5 gpm at 60 psi, 1/2" NPT Male
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Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Kerick Valve|
|Number of Items||1|
|Material Type||PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)|
|Maximum Pressure||100 PSI|
|Specification Met||NSF Listed|
|System of Measurement||Inch|
|Connector Type||NPT Male|
|Import Designation||Made in USA or Imported|
|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Manufacturer Series Number||M|
|Outside Diameter||1.4 inches|
|Overall Length||1 inches|
|Pressure Flow Rate||1.5 Gallons per Minute|
|Seal Material Type||Rubber|
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This Kerick MA052 float valve is a tank-mount style with an adjustable arm, and is made of PVC with 18-8 stainless steel hardware. The valve has a 0.093" orifice and its estimated rate of flow is 1.3 gallons per minute (gpm) at 40 pounds per square inch (psi) and 1.5 gpm at 60 psi. The valve inlet has 1/2" NPT male extended threads with a sealing washer and jam nut for mounting through a tank wall, and the valve outlet is free flowing. The valve is made of National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved PVC (polyvinyl chloride), its replaceable seals are made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) for durability and chemical resistance, and its hardware is made of 18-8 stainless steel for corrosion resistance. The valve has a 1.5" in diameter and 4" long polyethylene float attached to the adjustable shutoff lever arm. This float valve is suitable for use in a variety of applications, such as fountains and livestock water tanks.
Float valves use a rod and float ball attached to a valve shutoff lever to control flow in or out of a tank. The float ball rises or falls with the level of liquid in the tank, changing the angle of the valve shutoff lever. When the angle of the valve lever changes sufficiently, the valve opens or closes. Float valves are rated according to the volume of liquid that can flow through them at a particular pressure to ensure the tank can be refilled as quickly as it is emptied. The material that a float valve is constructed from must be suitable for the liquid in which it operates, which may be corrosive or at an extreme temperature. Float valves are used to automatically regulate the level of liquid within tanks in a variety of applications, such as fountains, livestock water tanks, cooling towers, and chemical manufacturing plants.
Kerick Valve manufactures fluid level control valves for industrial applications. The company, founded in 1994, is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
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- MA052 valve
- PF154 float ball
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Comes with a nut and washer, which should suffice; I used a 1/2" bulkhead fitting from the hardware store.
This, installed in a 5 gallon bucket with the appropriate accessory plumbing, will serve as an "always full" supply for a gravity fed poultry "nipple" style watering system.
I gauged the valve orifice with a drill rod at 0.094 inch (3/32 inch) diameter, which accounts for the low flow rate specification. You may not want to fill a swimming pool with it from scratch, but for a typical backyard pool it will allow more than enough water to flow to compensate for evaporation loss. The float arm pivots on a stainless steel cotter pin, so it could easily be disassembled, should the need arise, although at the low cost of the assembly it may be more economical to replace it entirely. Depending on the placement of the valve, the float can be adjusted over a liquid level range of at least 4 inches, possibly as much as 6 inches, by loosening the stainless steel wing nut.Read more ›
So I scraped the tubing and ran PEX tubing with crimp end fittings. Much better now! I did have to use a small piece of vinyl to slip over the barbed valves to match up with the inside diameter of the PEX, and then crimp the connections with stainless steel crimp connecters.
Bottom line - Buy the 1/2" MNPT valves and go to Home Depot or here and buy 1/2"FNPT x barb swivel quick connecters, either elbow or straight. The quick disconnect swivel x barb adapters make disconnecting and reconnecting able to be done only using your fingers. Nice when you need to winterize your garden! Several people make the swivel adapters - Watts and Shark Bite. Both are in the plumbing section of home depot or here on Amazon.
This float valve has eliminated all of that. With a quick trip to home depot to get some PVC fittings, I was able to hook it up to a garden hose to create an automatic pool filler that is set it and forget it. I was worried that my large pool (36,000 gallons) might be too much for the valve to keep up with in the middle of summer, but it works perfectly. This would be my first recommendation for anyone with a pool.
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I've used this for almost a year now, and it's worked perfectly fine, I'm using this for my automatic chicken waterer, put I in a 5 gallon bucket and connected a hose to it, I... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ken K.
Bought this for my pool in Houston. It gets hot and we loose a lot of water during the summer months. Problem solved asking my neighbor to fill the pool while we are out of town. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this to use for my aquarium for the automatic refill system I made. It has worked without any problems.Published 27 days ago by CAB
Use to keep water level perfect in gutter garden. Doing its job for a year and a half now.Published 1 month ago by Kim Harner