Hudson Float Valve Question


#1

Hey guys, Getting ready to install a HFV here and I have a question for those who are running one. Do I need to install a pressure regulator on there somewhere? I do come across properties with crazy amount of pressure right from the spigot and I’m afraid the Hudson valve might not like it…

Please advise


#2

Just had this happen yesterday my tank swolled up like a balloon good thing for pressure release lids water was shooting out the lid all over my trailer. Curious to see what other people say.


#3

Cant use hudson got 2 and if i tight them too much water doesnt fliw in, if not too tight they fall into the tank…
So i have this…


#4

There may be another problem with your hudson valve or set up then. The threads should not interfere with the flow at all, its a 1in opening and the threads to shouldn’t be restricting that

Ive had mine on commercial property that was pushing 8 gpm at a very strong psi with no problem. Unless the property is pusing 100+ psi after 100ft of hose you should be fine with the hudson.


#5

Where you using a hudson valve? and what kind of tank, (leg or tote)?


#6

I may just run a pressure regulator for piece of mind. Earlier last month we popped a DI tank at a property, The tank exploded so might just save me some trouble


#7

The top cap of the valve.when i tighten it it blocks the fliw


#8

That’s a sweet set up! Unfortunantly for me, I’m a one man operation for the time being and I can’t be running back and fort to shut the valve once my tanks full and the risk of runing my tank dry is high. A float system would really help me


#9

Ty.
I want a float system that works too


#10

The HFV is a great float when installed correctly. Get one, if you don’t like it, pm me and I’ll pay for it.


#11

Just went outside to take a photo for ya but I see why it quit working hahahaha guess I forgot to glue it lol. Been working for few weeks no problem haha.


#12

I screwed mine in using threaded pipe.
One is hooked the other is at the bottom.
I do not know how to use them


#13

Nothing wrong with not knowing. Post a pic and I’ll talk you thru it


#14


#15

Had to ask my kid to take pic
Reason i have 2 is because with 1 it took too long to fill.
This set up allows me to fill way faster.
I wanted to have them at different hights, so when it got to certain level it will continue filling but at slower flow.
Reason for too much tape was because i wanted to make sure it held tight… but didnt work.


#16

If i tighten it too much to the “bell” then water does not flow through


#17

How does two fill faster if still coming from single supply?

I just started using a buffer tank and only a few sessions with HFV… i just screwed mine together like anything else so sorry cant be of much help.


#18

No idea but trust me…it does.
My biggest waste of time is filling up the tank to start working.
If i am by myself, when i arrive on site is to unreel hose walk to front door and ring the bell so it is right there.


#19

Why not loctite
On that portion of the valve i have no thread tape.


#20

Was just trying to make it work…thats all.
Like i said i dont know how to make it work.
Using tape inside tank is bad…