Foot (Check) Valve is recommended for Suction Hoses if the vertical pull is more than 6 feet, to reduce time to re-prime the pump, if suction prime is lost during operation by retaining the water in hose even if the pump loses it’s prime. Causes of losing the pump’s prime are (a) Engine turned off for more than 1 hour or (2) Suction hose rises above the water level, allowing air to enter the hose. When a Foot Valve is installed, and pumping operation has ended, water in the suction hose can be drained out by removing the Foot Valve from the hose.
Shipping Weight: 3.0 lbs.
A) Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty: Warranty details are located in the Terms and Conditions of Sale here.
B) Shipping: FOB Destination, with Seller insuring all shipments. Packages shipped in two or more boxes will be delivered by Freight Carrier by appointment only. Property access issues and special needs must be identified by customer prior to shipment. Accessories purchased separate from the Fire Pump Packages will be shipped by UPS/USPS.