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Old 09-26-2009, 02:43:14 AM
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Default In tank fuel check valve

I waited to the end while restoring my Stover KA to look at the fuel line. The engine was a basket case and came with a new tank. The old rusted out tank was also included and the fuel line was attached. I ASSUMED the check valve was ok and never checked it until I was ready to install it on the new tank. Well, it turned out to be a little rough but maybe useable, but the check ball is gone! It had not been taken apart possibly since it was still in it's working days if ever, so how could it run?? This is the type that is inside the tank. My problem now is I need a $5 part and Hit n Miss has a $10 minimum order policy. If I had only checked it before I ordered the other parts from them!

Does anyone know of a check valve I could get somewhere else (Napa or some other auto parts store maybe) that will work?

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Old 09-26-2009, 07:45:23 AM
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Steve,
Your local OSH carries ¼" & 3/8" check valves in their brass fitting section. The cost of these check valves are under $3.00. If they don't have them in stock, email me (with desired size), and I will send you one.
In case you want fix your existing check valve, what size check valve ball do you need? I usually obtain my check valve balls from old ball bearings.
You should install a fine brass screen filter on the end of the fuel pick up tube or check valve.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:34:33 PM
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Default Re: In tank fuel check valve

Check your local Briggs dealer. The old model fuel pick up pipe is brass and has a nice screen on it; part number is 293700 if I remember correctly. You can trim the part a bit and it is a fit into your fuel line; think I ran a tubing cutter aroung the line once to add a little crimp.

How about a picture of the Stover?

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Fancis,

Pardon my ignorance, but what is an OSH store?

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Fancis,

Pardon my ignorance, but what is an OSH store?

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Hardware store like Lowes or Home depot and True Value.
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Don't feel bad. I've never heard of a OSH store either.
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Napa has a 1/4" check valve for about 5$. Tony
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Don't feel bad. I've never heard of a OSH store either.
The reason I suggested that Steve go to OSH is that I noticed that Steve lives in Visalia, California. I know that there is a Orchard Supply House (OSH) in Visalia. OSH is a California based hardware/garden store which is associated with Sears. OSH carries Craftman brand tools.
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what about starbolt?
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Thanks to all for your replies. I will go by OSH on the way home tomorrow. Thanks Francis!

Paul and Tony, thanks for the other leads too! If OSH doesn't happen to have it I have two more options.

To add onto what Francis and Ray have said about OSH, it is like Lowes or Home Depot but better in some ways. OSH carries alot of the little specialty stuff you won't find in the big box stores. I love to look through their small specialty parts bins when I have a unique project going. They are also the first place I go when I need any fasteners as they tend to have everything.

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Where does the check valve go and in what order are the parts assembled?
This is for a Stover CT1
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Default Re: In tank fuel check valve

The check valve goes in the tank some say about a 1/4" off the bottem so it does not pick up water and crud from the bottom of the tank. As for assembly I have naver taken one apart. Bill K
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Check is at bottom of fuel line, usually attached with a compression nut and ferrule. The check is suspended above bottom of tank, as oldproff said. The fuel line passes thru the drilled pipe plug that attaches the line to the tank. Un screwing the pipe plug will allow the check and fuel line assembly to be removed for cleaning. The line then goes to the back of the fuel mix valve. Often the line is made with a loop in the riser, so that the height of the check can be raised or lowered, once the line is attached to the mixer. Openning or closing the loop will adjust height.
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You can go to ANY lowes/Homedepot and put together a Check valve with Brass and Copper 1/4 inch Copper tubing! Larry
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You can go to ANY lowes/Homedepot and put together a Check valve with Brass and Copper 1/4 inch Copper tubing! Larry
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