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Hydraulic Backup Valve from Conservation Technology

Hydraulic Backup Valve

Our Price: $292.00

Product Code: HDBV

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When rainwater is not available, the Hydraulic Backup Valve automatically switches from a rainwater pump to a backup water source.  It does not require electricity, is fully waterproof, is unaffected by sunlight, and can be mounted in any position. Quality construction features include heavy-duty chrome-plated solid brass body components, reliable internal seals, and precision machining.  All ports are one-inch female threaded NPT.The valve must be used with a rainwater pumping system that delivers continuous pressure, such as a pump controlled by an electronic pump controller or by a pressure tank with a pressure switch.  The rainwater flowsthrough the relief valve to the hydraulic piston assembly which multiplies the water pressure, causing the piston to slide horizontally to block  the backup water supply.  The rainwater also flows directly through the valve body to either outlet port.  If the rainwater pump cannot deliver pressurized water because there is no rainwater in the cistern or during a power outage, the piston automatically slides back, allowing the backup water to flowto the outlet port while a check valve in the rainwater inlet prevents reverse flowback to the rainwater pump.  An integral double-check valve prevents cross-contamination of the backup water source during the switchover operation, but for additional protection an external reduced-pressure backflowpreventer may be required by local codes.  During the switchover there is also a small discharge from the relief valve, so a short hose is provided to divert this in the desired direction.
  • Able to be Installed on Surface or Submersible Pumps

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