The water line that comes from my deep well enters the house and connects
to a copper part(s). I think it is a check valve. The check valve attaches
to the black plastic water line with a cone shaped connector and a hose
clamp. The parts are so corroded that I can't tell if it is one part or
two. Can someone tell me the names of these parts?
I believe this is the check-valve.
I will attempt to attach a picture.
Yep. Check valve with tappings for the pressure switch/snifter.
Your old one may or may not actually have the
check valve inside since the submersible pump
likely has a foot valve.
Is it the pipe plug on the right that is causing the
discoloration due to leakage?
The brass valve body wouldn't be corroding.
If so, I would rather replace the plug than disturb
all that piping.
Yes, I think the check-valve is "check-valveless". My well is 240 feet
deep and am sure it has a foot valve. I think the leak is coming from
the top plug. You make a good point not to disturb the plumbing. I
will clean the check-valve and replace the plug first. I have to
replace the pressure switch every other year because the switch gets
clogged with rust, not cleanable.
Do you know if this check-valve is one part or is there a separate
connector which attaches to the line? It looks like one part but it is
hard to tell.
thanks for your advice,
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