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Check-Flo™️ is industry’s first backwater valve to use a repelling magnetic levitation flapper for reliable sewer backflow prevention.
RectorSeal® LLC, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality plumbing and HVAC/R products, introduces Check-Flo™️, the Canadian plumbing industry’s only normally-open backwater valve design that incorporates a patented repelling magnetic levitation flapper to ensure the most reliable sewer backflow prevention.
Certified under CSA B181.1-2015, Check-Flo model 96894 is designed for preventing reverse backwater flow into four-inch-diameter (10-cm) residential building main lines from street sewers that are clogged or flooded from excess storm volume.
Check-Flo’s flapper design uses a strong embedded magnet that levitates it away from a polarized magnet embedded in the valve body bottom. The levitation prevents the flapper from sticking open from valve body bottom-dwelling substances, which potentially prevent other flapper designs from closure during property damaging backflow events. The flapper’s hinge pin/sleeve’s stainless steel construction inhibits dirt accumulation and is designed as a loose, free-moving mechanism, versus tight-fitting plastic-based hinge/sleeves that are more susceptible to grime collection and flapper jamming.
Check-Flo’s sturdy ABS valve body also uses a low maintenance, streamlined design with no internal sharp edges, obstacles or corners that foster debris build-up that can lead to flapper failure. When cleaning is required, the valve body’s six-inch-diameter (15-cm) transparent access cap allows the unprecedented feature of both upstream and downstream main line rodding. Additional access is offered by easily removing the valve’s transparent inspection cover’s 12 hex-head bolts.
Other features and benefits are:
Available at most Canadian plumbing wholesale distributors in a package of three units, each with an attractive white cardboard carton that features illustrations and instructions. Each package includes a step-by-step instruction sheet;
NEW Wide Mouth Gallon
NEW PVC Solvent Cement Applicator
RectorSeal is proud to announce the introduction of the Wide Mouth Gallon PVC Conduit 633L and 2 in 1 Applicator for Low-VOC cement. The part number for this new product is 55979. Our Conduit 633L PCV cement is rated for electrical PVC conduit up to 6 inch schedule 80 pipe. No primer is needed code permitting.
The wide mouth can provide contractors easier application on larger PVC pipe applications. The wide mouth gives better pouring capability, the ability to use a larger application dauber and overall ease of use
by Rick Ensley, SureSeal product manager, RectorSeal Corp.
Sewer gas rising from floor drains might be an unhealthy nuisance for commercial building owners and homeowners, but for plumbing service contractors, it should be a breath of fresh air for aftermarket and service call add-on sales that increase profits.
The common cause of sewer odors in floor drains is the evaporation of the gas-blocking water trap seal that prevents sewer gas egress through a floor drain P-trap. It’s especially common with infrequently used drains. Once evaporated, the trap seal is broken leaving nothing to block a steady supply of unfettered sewer gas rising up into the occupant’s breathing zones. Sewer gas is suspected of carrying airborne biological contaminants that can lead to SARS (Coronavirus), Legionnaire’s and other diseases.
Plumbing service contractors have four alternative remedies to this problem and not all of them are foolproof: