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    wire mesh vacuum breaker

    Today I got a vacuum relief valve for my in-progress solar panel build. It didn't look like something I would expect. I'm used to float type of vacuum breakers used in hydronic heating systems, irrigations, etc.

    When there is incoming water in the system it bleeds the air first and then water lifts the floater and seals the valve. When there is no pressure, the floater drops, opening the valve.

    This one seems to be made out of mesh wire with a little thing sticking right in the middle (see the pic). Looking at the other side of the plug it seems that it has about an inch of wire mesh held in place with some plastic. That's it.

    It seems to be air tight blowing into the tube and it allows some air very-very slowly when trying to suck the air out of it. I'm curious about how it works and what that mesh is for in particular. But I can't seem to find anything on this type on internet. I'm also somewhat concern how little air it lets in when it's supposed to be open. Maybe under normal condition it would work ok, but I can't really test it much at this point...

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    Re: wire mesh vacuum breaker

    I've never seen one like that. Do you have a mfg and model number on it? We may be able to look at the patent for it.

    Also, can you post a pic of the other side of it?
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    Re: wire mesh vacuum breaker

    Mine looks like that and has worked great for 3 years. Strange looking gadget, I agree.
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    Re: wire mesh vacuum breaker

    There is no model number, just a serial number. It's sold here

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    Re: wire mesh vacuum breaker

    It was made by Aquatherm, but now it appears to be made by Elm distribution. The model number is 10003-2.

    I'm not sure how it works, but apparently it does.
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