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Zoeller 30-0181 - 1-1/2" or 1-1/4" Slip-On Full Flow PVC Check Valve

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Zoeller “Full-Flow” PVC Unicheck Valve
The classic, reliable check valve seen in most basements

Ultrasonically Welded PVC Plastic Check Body
Rated for use is low presssure pipe (Sump) applications

Long Life Internal Rubber Flapper
Bends over a radius, no sharp 90° edges
Designed to reduce water hammer

Fits 1-1/2" OR 1-1/4" Discharge Pipe
Universal design, compatible with exisiting plumbing

Slip x Slip For 4.3 PSI @ 10' Head
Avoid more than 10' static head above check valve

Versatile Design
Can be installed in a vertical or horizontal position

Stainless Steel Clamps & Zinc Screws
Keeps the valve in place and reduces chance of corrosion


Pump
Discharge Port Size
1-1/4 Inch and 1-1/2 Inch
Overview
Weight
1.5 Pounds
Product Length
9" Inches
Product Width
3-3/8" Inches
Product Height
3-1/2" Inches
UPC
053514019662
Model
30-0181
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  8 Questions
Q: How long does a check valve generally last?
by Kevin from Illinois on September 25, 2015

A: Check valves will generally last as long as your pump, so whenever you change out your pump, it's a good idea to change out the check valve as well. All in all, you should get a good 5-7 years minimum on your pump and check valve.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Reading through one of the previous Q&As, you wrote that the check valve is generally installed about 1/2 - 2/3 up the vertical section of the discharge line (assuming 5'-10' vertical section). Why so high? I've seen a few installations where the check valve is right near the base of the line. Don't know which way is better.
by Bruce from Kentucky on March 17, 2015

A: Thank you for your interest in Sump Pumps Direct. While either installation is feasible and will work, my suggestion will reduce stress on the pump when starting due the the extra weight of the water sitting on top of that check valve when it's located at the pump discharge port. In addition, it makes for an easier access point for any servicing that may be needed on your system.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What are the dimensions of this check valve, both with and without the rubber connection parts installed? The current specifications read only "L x 1-1/2"W x H"
by BN from California on November 18, 2014

A: Total length with the rubber boots is 8-3/4".
Without the rubber boots, approx. 5-3/4"L
The widest part measures 3-5/8"
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: My Zoller pump has a threaded female connector on the body. What am I expected to put between the pump body and the bottom clamp of this check valve?
by BN from California on September 17, 2014

A: Typical installations will include the discharge PVC Sch40 pipe screwed into the pump discharge port and extending approximately 2-3 feet above the sump basin cover. At this point, you could attach the check valve and then complete your discharge configuration. This method would allow for an easier access point for you to service your pump.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: what does the check valve do for a sump pump and do I need one if Im buying a sump pump?
by Van from California on December 20, 2012

A: You definitely want to install a check valve along with your sump pump. The check valve will keep most of the water left in your discharge pipe from returning and emptying back into your sump basin once your pump shuts off, thereby preventing any rapid re-cycling or continuous cycling of your pump.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: is the zoeller 1.5 slip on check valve a full 1.5 inch or 1.25 and 1.5 inch
by Anthony L from New York on December 31, 2011

A: The Zoeller model 30-0180 check valve actually has an inlet and outlet diameter to 1 3/8" but will slip and clamp onto a 1 1/2" diameter PVC discharge pipe.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Where on the line is the best location for the check valve, close to the pump is better?
by CJ from Iowa on February 20, 2011

A: Half way between the bottom of the pit to where it exits the home.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: How important is having a check valve and how often should they be replaced? We bought a house in 04 and we have had the same check valve since we moved in. Don't know how old it is.
by Jon Nickol from Ohio on January 06, 2011

A: A check valve is extremely important any time water is being lifted vertically. It prevents water from flowing back into the sump pit.

I would suggest listening to the valve when the sump pump is running. If you hear water flowing back down after the pump has cycled, it would be best to replace.

A faulty check valve causes your sump pump to work harder because it keeps pumping a portion of the same water.

To make things simple, if you're replacing your sump pump, replace your check valve too, or at least keep a spare on hand.
by Jim, Product Expert
Zoeller 30-0181 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (18)
Price (13)
I'd Buy It Again (12)
High Quality (10)
Quiet (10)
Cons
None (13)
Packaging (2)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bruce R.
Noblesville, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/8/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I purchased this valve based on the other reviews and have no regrets. It works great and is quiet--compared to the valve we have on our other sump-- which I'll replace with another one of these.
Pros: Price, Quiet
Cons: None
Bruce Recommends This Zoeller Product
Bruce's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast, prompt service."
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Frank E.
West Salem, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/24/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Worked!
30 years and all of a sudden my sump pump system is backwashing. Bought the Slip-On Full Flow PVC Check Valve and the pump works great!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: None
Frank Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Bruce K.
Pittsville, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Check Valve
Check Valve works great, was very easy to hook up.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: None
Bruce Recommends This Zoeller Product
Bruce's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent site to purchase from, have large selection of products and offer very good info on each product."
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Ralph B.
Byron, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/28/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simple Install
Durable and easy install.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Durable
Cons: None
Ralph Recommends This Zoeller Product
Ralph's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast delivery."
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John D.
Perrysburg, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/18/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Check Valve
Valve seems to do what is supposed to and was very easy to install.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: None
John Recommends This Zoeller Product
John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have made several purchases and each was a very smooth process."
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Harold
Godfrey, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Unequalled Product. Works Perfectly!
I ordered (2) of these valves one for the main pump and one for the backup. They were delivered on time, installed and I forgot about them. They do their job without any assistance from me. Excellent product.
Harold Recommends This Zoeller Product
Harold's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am retired now but when I was Facility Engineer of a large manufacturing plant I used Zoeller pumps exclusively. When a pump failed I replaced it with a Zoeller. I had several Zoeller pumps that have been running for over twenty years. When it was time for new pumps for my home sump pump, I ordered Zoeller. Why take a chance with another brand? Thanks for your service."
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Christopher I.
Darien, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/10/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Can't Beat A Zoeller!
Zoeller really is the best. I had a brand new Zoeller pedestal back-up sump pump installed BUT with a generic check valve. I didn't think the check valve would be a big deal, but I was wrong.

Last month, I decided I would test the system. After the back-up kicked on and drained the pit, I saw all the water come back down because the check valve was stuck wide open and it was making a bunch of noise. I had to hit it a couple of times to get it to close.

This Zoeller check valve is solid and... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: None
Christopher Recommends This Zoeller Product
Christopher's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Product expert Jim Owiecki helped me out a lot. He made sure I got the right size check valve and offered other options to make sure I got exactly what I was looking for."
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Jim M.
Crestline, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/13
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
46 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller M98
Originally I had purchased the Zoeller M98 to have as a backup in case either of the two pumps in my sump pit went bad. In my situation my house always has water coming into the sump pit so I tend to only get a year and a half years of service out of the pumps that I have bought in the past from the Big Box Stores. So, I decided to go another route and do some research online as to maybe there was a better pump out there that you just cannot find at these stores.

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Kurt J.
Reston, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/3/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
Zoeller makes a solid reliable product. I won't by anything else. The steel reinforced flapper is solid and reliable. I have tried other brands and they are junk by comparison.

I bought this to replace a similar Zoeller check valve on the pump that drains the sink in my mudroom. The last one lasted 9 years with moderate use. The rubber seal eventually wore out but 9 years is pretty impressive. The new one seems to be similar quality.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable, High Quality
Kurt Recommends This Zoeller Product
Kurt Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent selection, reasonable prices and quick service. My product arrived in 2 days and was exactly what I needed."
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Tom F.
Uniondale, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/19/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller Saves The Day
We had 17 inches of rain from June 8 to June 18. Our Zoeller sump pump ran every 10 seconds and never missed keeping us dry. Thank you, Zoeller.
Tom Recommends This Zoeller Product
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R. S.
Lancaster, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality, Quiet Check Valve
I have used these for years and feel they are quiet and reliable. Be careful not to over tighten clamps.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Packaging
R. Recommends This Zoeller Product
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