PVC Foot Valves
Similar to PVC check valves, PVC foot valves are designed to prevent the reverse flow of fluids. Installed at the bottom of the pump suction line, PVC foot valves feature a ball inside of them that moves aside when the pump is in operation, thus allowing fluids to flow into the pipe. Once the pump stops, the ball falls into place to close the valve and prevent any backflow.
PVC foot valves are unique in that instead of surrounding the liquid and allowing fluids to pass through them – like ball valves and check valves – they are actually completely submerged in the fluid. That means they aren’t easily accessible for inspection or repair, making it incredibly important to choose a foot valve made from durable, corrosion-resistant material, like PVC.
PVC is one of the best materials for corrosion resistance. Simply put, they are built to last and provide reliable, great performance for years to come. Unlike metal valves, PVC valves won’t rust, pit, or corrode despite being constantly submersed in the liquid. They can withstand a broad range of common chemicals without wearing down. This allows you to get extended use out of your PVC foot valves with little to no maintenance required. That’s why PVC is such an excellent value for foot valves.
Since PVC foot valves offer automatic operation, manual operation is not required, which means no turning of any wheels or levers. The unique design of the valve means that it automatically performs all of the work for you, preventing backflow and contamination of your pipeline.
Our PVC foot valves are shipped to you preassembled and ready to be installed. There’s no fussing with putting together any components. Just install the valve, and it’s ready for use in your pipeline system. We offer a selection of PVC foot valves in the most popular sizes. If you need a size that’s not listed on the site, contact us, and we may be able to provide you with what you need for your unique application.
Key features of our PVC foot valves include:
- Corrosion resistant
- Automatic operation
- Come completely assembled and ready for use
- Available in sizes from ½” to 2”
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