Miscellaneous

Can a check valve be used in sewer?

Can a check valve be used in sewer?

Installation of a check valve on your home’s main sewer line is prohibited because it would stop the air circulation needed to vent the plumbing system. “Normally open” valves, which only close in the event of backflow, can be installed in some houses.

What does a quiet check valve do?

Silent check valves are an important part of any sump pump system. Installed in the discharge pipe leaving your sump pump, the quiet check valve prevents your pump from having to re-pump water it has already discharged.

Do you need a check valve on a sewage pump?

One of the benefits for Sump or Sewage applications is that a Check Valve will make your pump run much less. Without a check valve, the water that is being pump vertically will all come back into the basin once the pump turns off. This means that a lot of the water you just pumped out is right back in the basin.

Why is my check valve so loud?

If you hear a loud noise every time you pump stops, you have a Standard Check Valve installed. That noise is the check valve closing which creates a slamming effect when the water flow reverses in the discharge pipe after the pump stops.

Can a silent check valve be installed horizontally?

Check valve can be installed in horizontal or vertical piping runs, with the flow running upward.

How do I stop check valve chatter?

Check valves should be sized for the application, and not necessarily for size of the pipe. A poppet needs to be stable against the internal stop in the open or fully closed position. This helps stop chattering and prevents premature failure from excess wear.

Why does my sewage ejector make a loud banging noise after it runs?

A banging or thudding noise: This common type of noise is caused by the closing of the system’s check valve. A check valve ensures that water and waste only flow in one direction and prevents the backflow of sewage. When the valve closes, it can do so with a bit of a bang!

Is there a two way check valve?

Two-way check valves are installed between the hand valve and the tractor protection valve, and between the foot valve and the tractor protection valve. Two-way check valves can permit a higher brake application to the trailer than the truck.

What is the difference between a backflow preventer and a check valve?

Check valves use a hinged plug that allows water to pass through the pipeline but blocks it from coming back. Backflow preventers, on the other hand, apply an increased amount of pressure on a pipe to ensure the water can only flow one way.

Does check valve go before or after pressure tank?

On booster pump applications, a check valve can be placed on the suction or discharge of a centrifugal pump. If an additional check valve is required, it should be placed after the pressure tank to allow the pump and discharge pipe to remain pressurized.

Why does a check valve chatter?

Chattering occurs when the valve is oversized for the application and is one of the most common causes of check valve failure.