Foot Valve


This check valve is located in the end of the suction pipe used in pumps that pump out of a well.

The purpose of the valve is to keep the suction piping full of liquid when the pump stops, so that the pump will not have to be primed each time it’s run.

Like all check valves, the foot valve is seldom reliable, causing the suction piping to drain its fluid.


  • On February 15, 2018