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Offline Kyleb100

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Kent Marine Float Valves
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:57:52 PM »
I was tearing down my old ATO set up this weekend and I noticed a good amount of water in my Kent Marine float valve.  After looking at it a bit closer, I noticed they are a two piece unit.  This allowed water to build up in the float, luckily I caught it before I had a flood.  So check those floats people, or zip-tie some styrofoam to them LOL

Offline Nate C.

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Re: Kent Marine Float Valves
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 12:26:38 PM »
I always recommend using a solenoid back-up in addition to the float valve for this very reason.  I've actually got a double switch on the solenoid back-up in the sump on our tank - primary and 2ndary activation of the solenoid as water level continues to rise in the sump. has some fairly inexpensive kits for doing this type of back-up.