Fitting atop entry float valve?!

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  1. steele

    steele Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I'm often forgetting to turn my water off when filling up my tank so I think it's about time I got a float valve.

    I'd like a top entry one but not really sure what I'm looking for. Anyone got any advice.

    Cheers
     
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  2. High-tower

    High-tower Active Member
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    Depends on the style of tank, but I've had a couple of upright tanks that were just fitted with a ball-**** valve from a toilet cistern... Was cheap and effective, although it does slightly reduce the capacity of your tank.
     
  3. steele

    steele Well-Known Member
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    well it's a flat 400 litre tank, ,any ideas what could be used. I guess it could be side entry but I thought I'd loose more water capacity that way
     
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    I use a mini Torbeck side entry valve same as this one- http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p42876

    I used one for years in my 400 flat & now in my 500ltr cube shaped tank. The trick to not losing any capacity is to fit the valve so that the float sits under the tank lid & can thus rise into the void of the lid. Very easy job to do, then you just fit a Hozelock male on the outer thread to plug your hose onto.;)
     
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    #5 ♠Winp®oClean♠, May 11, 2015
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    This should give you an idea

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    This one is from the old 400 flat tank.

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    steele Well-Known Member
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    Cheers wimp, that looks perfect. While I'm at it, how did you fit that heating thingy(?) and what exactly is it?
     
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    That's a 3Kw, 27" immersion element with built in thermostat. It all hooks up via a direct 16Amp rig from mains breaker unit to an outside 16Amp plug. It saves my neck in winter!!;)
     
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