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    Default flow check valve + circulator or circulator with flow check integerated?

    I am in the position to make a decision to use a flow check valve plus a circulator or just a circulator which with an integrated flow check valve inside such as 007-IFC series. which way you will go?

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    Circ with check valve.
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    when the check valve wears out or fails, it will be a lot cheaper to just replace a check valve.
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    Nope, it's cheaper and a whole lot faster to change the check valve in the circulator but, I've never seen one fail
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    Many (all?) of the Taco circulators use a cartridge to replace the wearable parts. Not sure what the relative costs are verses just buying a whole new one, but swapping the cart is certainly easy.
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    we are referring to the "check valve" not the impeller cartridge, and if the check valve NEVER fails it must be the only "eternal" plumbing part in existence.
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    Maybe. I've been installing Taco 007's with the check valves since they 1st came out and I haven't had a single check valve fail yet. If you look at the design, I'm not sure how they could fail unless something wedged itself in there. Then again, I don't think I've had to replace more than one or two regular flow checks in 40 years either unless the packing leaked. Most can be "adjusted" when they stick open with a hammer to the side.
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