The Hudson Valve is a Damage-Proof Automatic Valve Used for Fluid Control.
This 1/2" universal Hudson Valve maintains fluid levels in various applications, replacing ball float valves. The Hudson Valve's internal parts are made of ABS plastic, EPDM rubber & stainless steel. Fluid levels force a float to rise and close the diaphragm chamber as the diaphragm expands to stop the incoming flow. When the fluid level drops, the diaphragm escape is opened and allows the fluid to fill the tank. The Hudson Valve is resistant to freezing.
We also carry the 1/2" Hudson Valve Repair Kit (#120009).
- No float ball or lever arm
- No exterior moving parts
- Installs in seconds
- Freezing won't damage it
- Made in the USA
- Thread: 1/2" FPT
- Height: 5"
- Diameter: 3"
- PSI: 8-65
- Max Fluid Temperature: 90° F
- Livestock Tanks
- Evaporative Coolers
- Holding Tanks
- Ponds & Swimming Pools
- Car Washes
- Irrigation Systems
- Grounds Maintenance
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This valve has saved me many days of wet floors. It works great.
good valve for fountain
Use this valve for landscape water feature, works great
I just needed the valve, as I have the mounting bracket already. QC had it, at a reasonable price, and got it to me in good time. Works like it is supposed to, and my water pressure (60psi) is at the top limit for the unit.
If you have hard water, not the product to use. Used it for 7 months and had to throw it out. Leaks like the valve is wide open.
I have used this valve for a year for a small fountain in our back yard. Initially had a problem with hydraulic vibration due to delivery pressure above 100 psi. Once I reduced the water pressure to 65 psi via a reducing valve, the 1/2" Hudson valve worked without issue.
Had to get the right size adapter to hook up to my tubing, then worked well.
Just installed. Level conrol valve seems to work OK and service & delivery were excellent.
reliable product from QC Supply. fast ship/great service
Always found reliable competitive priced products from Hudson. There are repair kits available for most of their products if needed. If you can change a light bulb you can repair this product outside of the manufacturer warranty period.
Great price, fast shipping! Thanks!!
Have ordered these valves from QC Supply in the past. I've tried to rebuild them with no luck. I find it easier to order new ones. Mine last about 1 year, but I think this it due to my wife using bleach in our fountain.
too early to tell
Too early to review. QC price and service was great. Have to wait on how the valve performs. Easy to install, works well. But have only had it for two weeks. From other reviews I will plan to replace every two years. Using it in a pond less waterfall so I can tell easily if it does not shut off properly. I connected it with PVC so I hope not to have any issues with the connection leaking. I am in southern California so I do not have to worry about freezing. Could not find any other good alternatives.
I think this has the "old" top, not the new one that Hudson Valve sells as replacement. It works, but these are the tops that begin to leak at threads. This has happened with 4 of the valves/tops as the replacement top does not fit the valves I have.
Product delivered timely and works great
Valve would not shut off completely
I already have 3 Hudson valves (2-1" and 1-1/2"). I have had them about 3 years and the 1/2" valve began to leak. I ordered a new 1/2" valve to replace it and when I rec'd and installed it I found that when the float rose to a shut-off position it would continue to trickle and over fill the fountain's reservoir. I made 3 attempts to clean the valve per mfg instructions and could not get it to work properly. I called the manufacturer and told them what I was battling and that because the valve was removed and re-installed so many times it was starting to leak at the fitting as well. Their service is impeccable as I rec'd a new valve in the mail the very next day. Now all 3 valves are working perfectly and I am pleased that "Hudson" stands behind their products.
The valve works well to keep the appropriate water level in the decorative fountain. I did have to take off the screen to make the valve turn off. The valve is less intrusive than any I have seen.
It is also inexpensive, which makes it all the better.
These valves are a bit more effort to install but they are reliable. Left untouched I will get years of life out of them. Downside is that they are pricy compared to most floats
Arrived complete and on time
We just made our first order from QC Supply. Very pleased with the shipping time, the order was complete and we installed the valve today. Thanks QC
Great shutoff valve
Works great on my fishpond. I purchased this to replace existing value that was proprietary to the pond kit manufacturer. This valve is exactly the same. At half the cost
So far so good
So far so good. Using this to fill my bubbler fountain. So far it seems to do a great job of keeping it topped off.
Would be nice if it had a better way to mount it that came with it.
A piece of junk do not buy.
on time delivery; with good packing
I purchased 2 units and one of them is defective, keeps leaking after the level is reached.
Does the Job!
Use it in a pondless waterfall. Love the compact design. Change mine out every 2 years. Don't bother rebuilding. QC has the best service and price.
Does not work
Does not shut off completely. Allows water to continue to fill.
Good idea but doesn't work correctly
The Hudson Valve does not maintain a constant level of water. The valve sometimes does not completely shut off the water supply. I will return it.
This is a replacement for the old 1/2" Hudson valve thatlasted for 8 years in a pond application. QC Supply was prompt in shipment and competitivly priced.
Great valve but not really repairable
I have used both the 1/2 and 1 inch valves. Been using them for over ten years to keep a fish pond topped off. After 4 years of trouble free service the 1/2 inch valve would not shut off. I installed a repair kit but it still leaked. The repair kits don't work for the 1 inch valves either. Don't waste your money on repair kits, just buy a spare valve. QC Supply has the lowest price for the valves and fast service. They got my last shipment to me within a couple of days.
Been using 3-4 years in 5,000 gal Koi pond. Works great, but needs dis-assembly/cleaning periodically as the well water contaminants clog it after a year or so, so it won't shut off. This new one is a spare so I can take my time with the maintenance.
QC price was best, delivery was great!
Briliilant but simple design. Well made (yes - Made in the USA). Easy to install. Reasonable price. If it can last 2 - 3 years, I will be very happy. Highly recommended.
Works, but a little noisy.
I've had a couple of these. The first one lasted about 1.5 years. I've had the second one about a year, and it's started "chattering" every time it fills the pond. Really annoying and loud. Sounds like a squirrel that won't shut up. Not sure how to fix this.
Worked as I needed it to
I troubleshot some back yard waterfalls - high water bill. Installer had submersed valve. One was leaking at the fitting area of the body and we replaced it. Mounted them in an inverted deck drain grill for a stable stand (flat square with grill and round upper when inverted) - problem solved. Pleased with valve operation and design used with our improvised stand should keep them free of interference.
OK, but make sure of water pressure
Works well, but make sure you have enough water pressure to the valve's inlet, as attaching to my lawn drip line was weak and I thought it was defective at first. Attaching directly to outside faucet fixed the problem.
for a 2500gal pond...works great and easy to install
Simple and Reliable Shutoff Valve
I installed this valve in a fountain application and in presently dialing in the level. It is perfect for this application. The build is solid. The valve was delivered when promised.
Worked for 6 years for me.
I have been using these for a lot of years and they work good. I use then in water fountains and they have a low profile and seldom ever fail.
As advertised. Was a replacement part, so kind of a no brainier to order.
Excellent valve, excellent seller.
I have used this valve on several ponds I have constructed and they are wonderful and just keep working. I would recommend it to anyone building a pond.
Seems like a good solid product. Like the fact that no lever arms and floats for the dogs to break off when jumping into Koi pond.
delivered promptly. works great.
I bought 3 of these about 6 months ago. I didn't get them installed until recently. One of them slowly leaked and even after cleaning and trying several times to fix, I gave up and ordered another one. The new one worked.
Works great and lasts many years.
This is my second one. It works great and easy to install. The first one lasted seven years.
Worked for 5 yrs
This valve worked for five years to control the water level in my pondless stream. Then it no longer fully shut off as it should have. I tried repairing it with the 4-piece repair kit but still it failed to fully shut off as required. Seeing that others find it lasting only a couple of years, I guess I should not complain.
Works but not durable
Pond we have freezes in the winter, Filler works well, but can be difficult after first thaw of spring. Will run and not shut off at first
works well but not durable
Works better than other devices, but only expect one year until replacement is needed.
I like the 1/2 and 1 inch but need to replace every 1.5 years
Works fine, with a few quirks
Works as advertised. Has a tendency to chatter and pulsate when it gets close to cutoff.
Good, but not durable
We've had this valve for only 2 years, under moderate use, and it completely broke down. It works well, but should last longer.
The thing looks pretty well made. Easy to fit. I'll let you know in a couple of years about its endurance!
This valve does the trick! QC Supply had the most competitive price online. FAST shipping!!
Works as advertised
Could have slotted bracket molded on case for mounting on flat surface.
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