Hudson Auto-Fill Valves 1/2" & 1" New Evolved Design!

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Hudson Auto-Fill Valves
1/2" & 1" New Evolved Design!

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Brand: Hudson Valve

SKU: HUD01

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FINALLY...A Damage-Proof Automatic Valve For Fluid Level Control 

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The Hudson Valve, with its new and innovative design, will solve your fluid control problems once and for all. 

This compact, virtually indestructible valve is well adapted to a wide variety of applications, from personal home use to large-scale industrial use. 

This valve is ideal for any application where it is necessary to control the level of fluid. 

The Hudson Valve's unique design has caught the attention of people in every type of industry where fluid control is necessary.

The unique patented design of the Hudson Valve uses fluid pressure, as opposed to a lever arm and ball, as the force to close the valve. This compact, self-contained design greatly enhances the valve's reliability. The valve body is made of durable glass-filled nylon 6/6. Internal parts are of ABS plastic, silicone, and stainless steel. When properly installed, the valve will meet anti-siphon requirements.

  • No lever arm
  • No exterior moving parts
  • Resistant to freezing
  • Indestructible
  • Installs in seconds
  • No float ball
  • High volume
  • Anti-siphon
  • Rust-proof

Types of Applications:
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Aquariums Grounds Maintenance Livestock Tanks
Car Washes Holding Tanks Ponds
Evaporative Coolers Irrigation Systems Swimming Pools
Fountains Landscaping And Much More...

Hudson Valve Guarantee
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Your Hudson Valve is guaranteed for two years when used under normal operating conditions. Malfunctioning parts will be repaired or replaced without charge when mailed prepaid back to the manufacturer.

MOUNTING BRACKET

Glass filled nylon 6/6 construction with thumb screw for quick and easy mounting of the Hudson Valves to portable tanks and troughs at the end of standard 3/4" water hose. Includes 1" or 1/2" PVC nipple, elbow and 3/4" hose adapter.

PondMeister Note: Product change in 2017 has eliminated any brass for the Hudson Float Valves. The manufacturer states:  the former configuration allowed the valve to operate at parameters 10 65 psi, the new cap widens those to 4 100 psi; the brass is not potable water approved and all of the new material is; finally, the molder had problems fitting the plastic around the brass which led to leaking.

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
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1" VALVE 1/2" VALVE
Thread Female 1.0" 1/2"
Height 5.0" 5.0"
Diameter 3.75" 3.0"
Operating Pressure 8 lbs. - 100 lbs. 8 - 65 psi with a minimum
of 8 gpm flow rate
Flow Rate approx. 80% of flow
supplied to valve
approx. 80% of flow
supplied to valve
Max Fluid Temp. 90 F 90 F

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MOUNTING BRACKET

Glass filled nylon 6/6 construction with thumb screw for quick and easy mounting of the Hudson Valves to portable tanks and troughs at the end of standard 3/4" water hose. Includes 1" or 1/2" PVC nipple, elbow and 3/4" hose adapter.

NO Lever Arm

NO External Moving Parts

NO Float Ball

NO Rust

NO Freezing in Cold Weather

How does the valve work?

The valve operates using a float and a control diaphragm chamber. When hooked up to a water source the valve will allow water to flow through it until the water reaches the bottom of the valve. As the water level rises it causes the float inside of the valve to rise allowing the diaphragm chamber to fill and close the valve.

What type of tubing/pipe should I use to install my Hudson Valve?

Make sure that your tubing/pipe is of an adequate size:

* For the " Valve - no smaller than " and no bigger than 1"

* For the 1" Valve - no smaller than " and no bigger than 2"

How do I install my Hudson Valve?

* Do not use pipe compound.

* Use plumber's Teflon tape on threads of water supply pipe.

* Screw Hudson Valve on to water supply pipe; hand tighten only.

* Turn water source on full volume.

* Make sure valve is mounted stably - the valve will not work if it is not secure.

* The valve cannot be submerged.

* The valve must be mounted vertically.

Where will the valve shut off?

* The valve will shut of about 1 "- 2" up from the bottom of the valve depending on pressure (the higher your water pressure the higher up on the valve the water will shut off).

* NOTE: there will be a short delay in shut-off the first time the valve is used while the control chamber fills with water.

After I install the valve, what do I do if I hear water hammer or other noise in my line?

* The water hammer can be caused by too much pressure build-up behind the valve. Under high-pressure conditions, installing a pressure-reducing valve before the Hudson Valve may alleviate the problem.

When do I use a continuous flow disc?

* The continuous flow disc is designed to be used only during the winter in freezing climates. When installed, it will allow the valve to keep a slow trickle of water moving through it at all times. When installed, the valve will not fully shut off. The purpose of this disc is to prevent freezing of pipes during the winter.

* When using a continuous flow disc, you will need an overflow line to take excess water away as the disc will allow the valve to overflow the tank.

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