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Skuttle A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assembly

SKU#: A171731013
List Price: $48.94 Sale Price: $40.79
Product Description

Skuttle A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assembly. Replacement float valve assembly kit for Skuttle whole house humidifiers. Includes B48-0000-000 valve, A00-1309-005 float and A00-1708-002 seat. The manufacturer is sometimes referred to as Drumatic but is actually SkuttleŽ.


Float Ball Length:
5 (inches)
4 (oz)
Included Accessories:
Valve Washer, Valve Retaining Nut, and Compression Fittings

Product Reviews

Add your review of this product Global rating: 4.94 from 33 reviews
Jan 30, 2019
owner by Raymond Bresett (Kinnelon NJ US)

Installed upon receiving. Working great. THANKS

Dec 4, 2018
Float Review by Ken Bair (LANDISBURG PA US)

The part fit correctly and works perfectly. So far, everything I have purchased from the company has been A-OK.

Apr 4, 2017
Humidifier parts by Bruce Ballard (Smyrna De )

This is the second time I have ordered part from these people. Every time speedy and accurate and installed as per instructions. Recommend them highly.

Feb 25, 2017
Float assembly by ( US)

Did the job. All parts fit and went into place easily.

Dec 29, 2016
Worked great! by Fred Mueller Jr (Northborough MA US)

I received the replacement float valve assembly for my existing Skuttle furnace humidifier. I was all set to install it myself except it needed to connect to a copper tube, not a plastic tube that the old one connected too. I ended up calling a plumber to install the new copper tubing. The plumber also installed the new float valve when finished, and I must report that everything seems to be working just fine. Very satisfied.

Nov 8, 2015
Float Valve Assembly by ( )

Ordered part to replace the same in a 35 year old model 85. The new part is an improvement over the old part. Order and delivery was easy and quick. Part installed nicely without problem, works well. Should help it run another 35 years.

Mar 19, 2015
Float Valve Assembly by Robert lupia (Kenosha Wi US)

wor5king fine.

Nov 21, 2013
float valve assembly by ( )

Whoever installed the original had it on the wrong side, opposite the motor, which may explain why it was constantly overflowing. Removed the old float assembly, rerouted the water inlet to the correct side, and installed the new float in about 10 minutes, which included a bit of time to adjust the water level. Directions, including the Web site installation instructions were clear and simple. Piece of cake.

Nov 5, 2013
Skuttle A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assembly by S. Grant (Eagle River Al US)

Part performs great. The metal thread should be standard on all Skuttle Humidifier's.

Mar 6, 2013
New Homeowner by ( )

The included instructions made water line modification easy. Works wonderful, great price.

Feb 25, 2013
Quick and Easy by Bill Elkin (Mooresville NC US)

The parts arrived quickly and were as described. I did have to e-mail customer service before I ordered the part to make sure I could connect the new replacement part to my existing piping, and I received a prompt, precise answer. It took less than 10 minutes to install and installation was very simple. The additional instructions I received from Customer Service were accurate. All-in-all, great service.

Jan 22, 2013
Skuttle A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assembly by ( )

Oct 26, 2012
Retired by Mike Spittell (Monrovia MD US)

Just whay I needed and just in time.

Oct 14, 2012
retired appliance tech. by Donald C. Scible, Sr. (Petersburg We US)

Float valve assembly was easy to replace and is working as it should. All parts I have received from Skuttle have been A-1. Will continue making my purchases from Skuttle until my last day. Thank you,

Aug 20, 2012
home owner by david yingst (lebanon pa US)

the part was exactly what i ordered,and shipped in a timely manor.

Jun 23, 2012
Thought of everything by Ken ( Ma )

The new valve is slightly larger than the old but a spacer is provided to insure it clears the axle bracket. Good planning. Thank you. Quick delivery and easy install. What more could you ask for....

Jan 30, 2012
Whole House Humidifier Float by Mark Zampino (Cromwell CT US)

The piece arrived in a timely manner and installation was a breeze. Although the instructions say "the float assembly must be on the same side of the humidifer as the motor that turns the drum," a very helpful Skuttle engineer told me on the phone that it can be installed on either side. I wound up also having to replace the small-diameter copper waterline feeding the humidifier, as it had become gunked up during its 14-year life. I replaced the copper pipe with a flexible but reinforced refrigerator waterline with 1/2" connection nuts and now the humidifier is working well again (the water flow into the unit had slowed to a trickle, providing very little water into the pan). The instructions say to only use copper pipe but here in Connecticut our water has a lot of minerals in it and they eventually clogged the thin copper pipe...

Jan 2, 2012
"Skuttle A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assembly" by phillip a. sturk (portsmouth nh US)

perfict fit

Dec 29, 2011
Float Valve Assembly6 by David A. Vose (Duluth Mi US)

The Skuttle A17-1731 Float Valve Assembly was easily installed and works perfectly.

Dec 28, 2011
float valve assembly by mark homowitz (hazlet nj US)

quick to put in works like a charm

Dec 28, 2011
Installer by William Gpop Easterday (Williamstown NJ US)

Replacement was very easy

Nov 1, 2011
King of the world by David Parkinson (Pawcatuck CT US)

Jul 23, 2011
A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assy by Jon Roesler (Layton Ut US)

The new float valve, with a modern float made from foamed plastic instead of the original glass-bulb version (which finally broke) is not only a perfect fit, but likely to outlast the original... Our house was built in 1966 and the replacement was made in 2011, so I'm thinking this new one will almost certainly outlast ME!

Mar 3, 2011
homeowner by ( )

Have not used to date, waiting for a warm day when heat is off expect to work fine as the original one.

Feb 14, 2011
My security button is missing by Bernard Plante (Manchester NH US)

Works great. Would like to see a way of removing the float and valve assembly without disassembling the water line from the assembly in order to remove the water tray for cleaning. The use of the rubber ferrule was practical in removing the tubing for reassembly and was reusable after many disassembles.

Feb 13, 2011
Skuttle A17-1731-013 by Frank E. Taylor ( )

Jan 26, 2011
Mr. T. Malley by Thomas Malley (No. Haven Co US)

The item arrived on time. I installed the item myself it only took a few minutes. It was easier than I thought.

Jan 2, 2011
Skuttle A17-1731-013 Float Valve Assembly by Robert Vail (Marlborough MA US)

Working beautifully. Well made

Dec 28, 2010
Mister by Michael Jagodowski (Easthampton MA US)

I was pleased with my purchase and the ease in ordering. I'm happy that your parts aren't as specific as auto parts from dealers. When I need the float assembly I want the entire float assembly, not specific pieces. BRAVO!

Nov 27, 2010
Float Valve Assembly by (Albuquerque NM US)

This was a small order but I was very pleased with the rapid response. My float assembly had become clogged with deposits over the years and would not allow water to enter the humidifier when I started up my furnance. The order came quickly and it was extremely easy to remove the old valve and install the new one. This was my second parts order over the years and I wish all products were this well supported.

Nov 20, 2010
float valve by Leslie Poloncsak (pointe claire qu CA)

thanks for the very efficient and prompt delivery of the product, it is installed as of now,and working very well , thanks again for the good work, Les.

Oct 31, 2010
Mrs. by Kathryn Taylor (Newton WV US)

Fast service - thanks

May 11, 2010
Float Assembly by Richard Rysiewski (Utica MI US)

The new float assembly was easy to install and stopped the water leakage. The compression metal fit was superior to the replaced rubber gasget on the copper water pipe.


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