Our TickerValve’s premium, full flow ball valve is constructed of 316 series Stainless Steel. This Stainless Steel’s high nickel content will not allow it to rust or otherwise deteriorate. It is built to provide decades of dependable service. The 1” valve is rated at 600PSI, which is typically more than a 6:1 safety factor, the 1 ½” and 2” valves are 1000PSI as most applications do not run above 100PSI.
Its’ 3 piece bolted construction allows for simple and quick disassembly and reassembly for difficult or tight installations. This premium feature also makes it very simple to install new valve seats and seals in the unlikely event that maintenance is ever required. It has proven itself to provide tens of thousands of openings and closings; thus lasting indefinitely in this application. The valve stem, (the most likely spot to leak on most valves), is constructed using 2 methods of sealing: 1. A pair of twin O-rings as the primary seal, and: 2. A secondary PTFE lubricated thrust seal. Thus, any one seal can fail and still leave sufficient sealing surfaces in place to avoid external leakage. Of course, in our typical method of designing, using both redundancy and superior quality; if it ever did leak, our FloodBug or SideKick would quickly sense the moisture and close it… automatically. Thus, audibly and visually signaling you that a problem does exist that needs attention (plus, your home’s water will already be OFF, and you will quickly notice that!).
Our TickerValve also comes equipped with a Manual Override Handle; thus providing fail-safe access to control the valve manually, if required, for any peculiar reason. Its’ ¼ turn handle is simple to use and highly visible (bright yellow in color) for quick access
WHY OUR “MOTORIZED” TickerValve? Our full flow, motorized, TickerValve is frankly, over-engineered to provide the required “extra” power to insure the valve’s proper operation even in tough water applications. These often create mineral build-up on the moving parts in the flow path, inside the valve itself. As simple as water seems to be, it is one of the most difficult fluids to control smoothly due to its lack of lubricity. Oily liquids, while often more difficult to handle, are typically, vastly easier to control than simple, plain, H2O.
Because of these potential hazards, our TickerValve cycles back and forth in a 90 degree rotation arc. This way if it encounters any sort of obstruction while closing that it can’t power its way through, it can free itself by re-opening in reverse. 25 years ago our valves rotated round and round stopping every 90 degrees and never reversing; however this cycle pattern caused inherent problems we have long since overcome with the back and forth rotation pattern we use now. Additionally, our exclusive 1” TickerValve features a ¾ second close time to stop the leak fast, and a SloFlow “Ticking” action to open the valve in several slower steps. This prevents the surge of released energy in the form of water hammer, from damaging your pipes upon re-pressurizing of the homes plumbing every time the TickerValve is opened. Quick close, and SloFlow open is a PipeBurst Pro exclusive feature.
The 12 volt DC gear-motor inside our rugged TickerValve actuator’s case is built using all steel gears in its final drive stages. No plastic gears are used in this high torque area! We also use Perma-Lube grease inside the gearbox to eliminate all maintenance of our actuator. The handy, clear, position indicator dome (with a yellow flag inside), on the top of our TickerValve gives immediate visual indication of the valve’s position below it. This is very useful during installation, testing and trouble shooting. As such, again, we have sweated the details so you can rest assured you are getting the best system available.
DID WE SAY IT WAS WATERPROOF? Again: Our TickerValve actuator’s enclosure is waterproof, and we back that claim with a 7 year limited warranty. This exclusive waterproof feature and our proprietary sealing process has not been successfully duplicated by anyone industry wide! It quite simply is the best available. Whether your control valve is located inside and you routinely spray the area down with a hose or you locate it outside in a wet weather climate, our waterproof TickerValve will yield decades of dependable service for you.
Our TickerValve meets the following certifications:
- Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) Certification and National Plumbing Code of Canada (cUPC) Certification
- Manufactured in Compliance with ASME A112.18.1-2005 / CSA B125.1-2005
- Deals with plumbing fixtures and fittings and their operation, durability, and ability to meet the specified pressures and temperatures
- NSF/ANSI 61
- Manufactured in compliance with NSF/ANSI 61-2010a
- Deals with drinking water system components and the health effects
- The California Low Lead
- Manufactured in compliance with Section 116875 of the California Health and Safety Code
- The wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures, as determined by a weighted average is 0.25 % lead or less.