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Taco: Water and Gas Shutoff Valve

November 21, 2011
valveThe Wags (water and gas shutoff) valve is a simple, inexpensive, and reliable way to guard against disastrous water problems that can arise when water heaters develop a leak. The valve, which can be used for new or existing water heaters, is totally mechanical and can be installed with or without an electric harness. The valve rests in a water heater drain pan. The cold water supply runs through the valve before entering the appliance. If a leak occurs, an internal water-soluble fiber element dissolves, releasing a powerful, spring-loaded piston that closes flow of water to the tank. With the addition of a wiring harness for gas-fired appliances, this action will also break a fuse to shut off the water heater’s gas supply. The valve’s action is based on fiber element technology developed for the British Royal Air Force to inflate life jackets automatically.

Taco
877-438-9247
www.wagsvalve.com

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