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Kent Marine Float Valve Only, Black ABS

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KM1675

This item has been discontinued.

Kent Marine

All ABS black high density plastic. No metal parts. Will not rust in Saltwater. Rated for City Water Pressure and will mount in sump, hard plastic pond or garbage can. (Kent Marine Part No. FVKENT)

The FVKENT is an all plastic float valve for controlling water levels in a reservoir. Body is ABS plastic with food grade neoprene gaskets and seals. It contains no metal parts. Mounting requires drilling a 5/8" hole about 1" above the desired water level. The FVKENTmounts like a bulkhead through this hole. It has 1/4" male NPT threads and comes fitted with an adapter compression fitting for 1/4" tubing connection. Adjustment for water level can be made on the side of the FVKENT over a range of about + or - 1 inch. This valve can handle pressures up to 90 psi.

Note: Not recommended for level control in aquariums.

Specifications

  •  ABS plastic with food grade neoprene gaskets and seals 
  •  1/4" male NPT threads and comes fitted with an adapter compression fitting for 1/4" tubing connection. Adjustment for water level can be made + or - 1 inch.
  • handle pressures up to 90 psi.

    Note: Not recommended for level control in aquariums.


Manufacturer Info

Kent Marine Aquarium Supplies
Kent Marine was established by aquatic hobbyists who saw a need for products that aid the user in creating the most natural enclosed marine and freshwater environment possible. From vitamin and mineral supplements to nutritional products and filter media, Kent Marine set the benchmark and was one of the first in the aquatic industry to provide these unique solutions. For the past 15 years, Kent Marine has been committed to providing effective ways to keep beautiful, healthy aquariums. Through continuous research, testing and development, new products like salt mix, scrapers and reverse osmosis filtration were brought into the Kent Marine family.


Warranty

90 day manufacturer warranty

35 Reviews

DAIVD ROUSSEAU from DERRY, NH UNITED STATES

04/20/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Works like it should!

Product works like it should. Install was easy, make sure you set the height correct before drilling your hole as others have stated in their reviews. I took off half a star because I needed to use plumbers tape to seal the threads which I wasn't expecting, other than that great product and easy to do.

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JAMES MURRIN from DUBLIN, OH UNITED STATES

02/02/2014

Experience Level: Expert

terrific

well engineered; 5 stars

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DONALD POLAND from MILLERSVILLE, MD UNITED STATES

04/29/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent product

I have used several of these for years, and never had a problem. These are much higher quality than the white plastic ones.

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BOB JONES from DUBUQUE, IA UNITED STATES

11/26/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

kent marine float

float works great!

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THOMAS ZARR from RIVERTON, UT UNITED STATES

05/23/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Failed after 1 year

This valve worked great for about one year on a 55G drum that my RODI unit feeds. The source water from the city varies from 30-50 PSI and goes into my RODI unit. The RODI output water feeds this valve in a 55G drum. It’s a pretty typical setup really. I’m really glad I keep my drum on a concrete floor near a floor drain because this valve failed miserably and the drum overflowed all over the floor for 12 hours or more before I caught it. I was really disappointed because the only other thing in the drum is a heater in the bottom to keep the water at temperature. I haven’t pulled the float out yet to see what happened but it appears the float itself lost buoyancy or filled with water and just hung straight down and never came up. There is nothing stopping the arm from moving. This is pretty disappointing because the drum sat with a garbage can lid on it for a year and is on totally level ground on cinder blocks. It wasn’t like it was being disturbed or anything. I need a replacement, but I’m not sure if I’ll go with the same one.

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CLIFTON ARBOGAST from ROSHARON, TX UNITED STATES

02/20/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

the best for saltwater

Expensive but worth it, bought cheaper one thinking i could get by but already starting to see rust on thier metal parts, (use for NSW mix tanks). Dont skimp get the right product the first time, in all i have three of these on my system and dont have to fill any buckets of water, everything stays at right level.

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JASON from MARLBOROUGH, MA UNITED STATES

01/18/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works

What I needed but didn't realize this thing is huge. The size of a stapler

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CLINTON C. from VISALIA, CA UNITED STATES

03/11/2011

Experience Level: Expert

quality product

I'm not usually a Kent brand fan but these are well built float valves. I've had one running in my sump for about 3 years now on my auto top off with zero problems. I've got a sensor with a shut off switch above it should it fail but it hasn't yet.

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aces3 from PAVILION, NY UNITED STATES

04/25/2010

Experience Level: Beginner

float valve

I am using the valve in the environmental testing field. I really like the ease of adjustment for the level and that I do not need a reducing valve for the pressure. Great product.

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Dixiedog from GAINESVILLE, FL UNITED STATES

04/14/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Here's my take on it

I've been using one of these for over a year, connected to a bladder tank, to provide topoff water to my sump. I just bought my second one to use the same way in a second tank. It's not perfect, and it's not foolproof - but then, almost no ATO setup is. The first one I bought began to leak at the plastic seam after six months, and the bulb started to fill with water - and the water level in the sump started to rise. I drilled a little hole in the bulb, squeezed all the water out, sealed up the seam and the hole I'd drilled, and was off to the races again. The good thing is, if it fails, it will generally fail very slowly (much like the float valve in a toilet) and you'll have time to notice the high water level in the sump and take action. I have never had any salt build up on mine. Not sure how that could happen, with fresh water flowing out through it all the time. Also, contrary to what one review said, DO DRILL THE HOLE LIKE THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY. One inch up from where the waterline will be. And, if you do happen to drill it too high, you can rubber-band a piece of styrofoam to the bottom of the float which will make the water level run lower. Like I said, it ain't perfect, but I trust it enough to have bought my second one. So ...

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