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Universal Valve Retrofit Sump Covers Now Made in Stainless SteelUniversal Valve 1943 Stainless Steel Retrofit Sump Lid

Universal Valve Sump Retro Fit Cover Kit is designed to stop water before it becomes an environmental, equipment, and cost issue. Save time and money with Universal’s Retrofit Cover.Universal Valve 1943 Kit

      • No need to break concrete
      • Stainless Steel construction will not degrade or deteriorate over time
      • Only 2 measurements needed to order (sump opening & manway above sump)
      • Quick and easy installation (can be installed in under 15 minutes)
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    Universal Valve 1943 Retrofit Sump Lid Install in Sump

    • No messy epoxies or glues needed means no waiting for them to cure and dry
    • Out of round sumps are not a problem as our 4″ wide ring makes working with egg shape opening sumps easy

Water deteriorates the equipment in the sump shortening the life of electronics, pumps and metal fittings. Creating maintenance problems when connections are rusted shut, wires become brittle and subject to shorting when moved. With Universal’s Stainless Steel Retrofit Sump Cover these issues can be alleviated.

Standard Available Model 1943 Retrofit Sump Lids
Model Range of Sump Openings Inner Manway ID Opening Required Height Weight
1943-2128 20.5” to 28.5” 29.5” 3.25” 42lbs
1943-2533 25” to 33.5” 34” 3.25” 50lbs
1943-2734 27” to 34.75” 34-3/4” 3.25” 58lbs
1943-3240 32” to 40” 41” 3.25” 65lbs
*Requires 5” or greater from the top of the sump riser to grade level manhole cover.Model 1943-2533 fits most 36” manways.
Model 1943 Replacement Parts
Part Numbers : Description Part Numbers : Description
1943-06-WHT : Monitor Cover/Ring Assembly 1943-PK : Replacement Knobs
1943-TB : Turnbuckles 1943-TUBE : Cross Bars
1943-TenB : Tension Block 1943-2128-G : Gasket
1943-2533-G : Gasket 1943-2734-G : Gasket
1943-3240-G : Gasket 1943-GK : Cover Gasket

Universal Valve Model 1983 U-Shaped Pipe Guards

Pipe Guards & Bollards Ready to Ship!

Pipe Guards & Bollards are a great way to protect property and expensive dispensers from traffic collisions. They are also a great way to create a safety perimeter.

Pipe Guards & BollardsUniversal Valve Model 1984 Straight Bollards

  • Constructed from Schedule 40 pipe
  • Available in primed black carbon steel or 304 Stainless Steel
  • Optional Baseplates available for installs where concrete does not need to be broken
  • Optional PVC Sleeves for easy installation and replacement
  • Bollard Covers available to match station or building facades
  • Custom Sizes Available
Standard Available Model 1983 U-Shaped Pipe Guards
Model Description
(Width is outside pipe dimension)
Weight (lbs.)
1983-353656 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 36”w x 56”h 70.00
1983-354153 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 41”w x 53”h 70.00
1983-354850 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 48”w x 50”h 70.00
1983-403656 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 36”w x 56”h 86.00
1983-404153 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 41”w x 53”h 86.00
1983-404174 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 41”w x 74”h 130.00
1983-404354 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 43”w x 54”h 86.00
1983-404851 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 48”w x 51”h 86.00
1983-404951 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 49”w x 51”h 86.00
1983-353656-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 36”w x 56”h 70.00
1983-354153-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 41”w x 53”h 70.00
1983-354850-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 48”w x 50”h 70.00
Standard Available Model 1984 UStraight Bollards
Model Diameter Length
1984-4063 4.0” 63”
1984-4084 4.0” 84”
1984-6063 6.625” 63”
1984-6084 6.625” 84”
1984-4063-SS 4.0” 63”
1984-4084-SS 4.0” 84”
1984-6063-SS 6.625” 63”
1984-6084-SS 6.625” 84”

Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Bollard CoversModel 1984-BC Bollard Covers

Bollard covers enhance and protect the appearance of bumper post steel bollards in all indoor and outdoor applications. Bollard covers are constructed from 1/8″ thick Polyethylene Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Spec Dimensions(HDPE and MDPE) and 3M #680 reflective tape for durability and long service life.

✔ 10 Standard colors
✔ 7 Reflective tape colors
✔ 8 Standard sizes for 4”, 6”, 8”, & 10”
✔ Patented GripperTabs™ installation is the fastest and easiest way to secure bollard covers

• 1/8” thick Polyethylene
• 3M 680 reflective tape

Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Bollard Cover Lineup There are a multitude of color and size options available; too many to list here! Click on this text or the image to the left to see the sample selection we have online of the most popular selling at this time.  Please do not hesitate to call us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us today!

Be Safe, Be Sure, Be Universal!

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

5 Reasons Fuel-Site Water Intrusion Is Increasing

It is a pretty well known fact that most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water so to say it permeates our existence is an understatement.

While this liquid is essential to our existence, it also wreaks havoc on many man-made systems it comes in contact with and in our world of petroleum, it would be classified as a super villain!

And while our industry has been reacting to the havoc water causes for more than a century to develop better ways to keep it out of refueling systems, water intrusion has INCREASED in refueling systems!

Ed KammererThe following is an excerpt, written by Ed Kammerer that appeared in the September, 2018 edition of the Fuel Market News.  Ed is the Director of Global Product Management for OPW, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA. He can be reached at OPW is leading the way in fueling solutions and innovations worldwide. OPW delivers product excellence and the most comprehensive line of fueling equipment and services to retail and commercial fueling operations around the globe. For more information on OPW, please go to

Below are some of the highlights pulled from Ed’s article.

OPW War on Water Intrusion

Why the increase??

Here are some explanations:

  • Changes In Fuel Chemistry
  • Changes In The Fuel Distribution Infrastructure
  • Installation Procedures

OPW is Waging War on Water Intrusion

By offering:

  • Composite Multiports with Watertight Lids and Covers
  • Composite Manhole Covers
  • Sealable Cover Spill Containers
  • No-Drill Dispenser Loop Sumps
  • No-Drill Tank Sumps

You can read Ed’s full article by clicking here.


JWK Shop By ImageIn our ongoing efforts to simplify finding and buying retail petroleum refueling equipment and replacement parts, nothing quite does it like image driven content to help guide your selections. If you are on a desktop or laptop, use your mouse to scroll around the image below to discover the links to many of OPW’s watertight and other line of products found in our online store.
JWK Blog Editor’s Note: OPW is constantly adding products to their line and we are always adding and removing products from our web store.  While the below image is tied to hundreds of OPW products in our webstore, we are still linking products to the various categories represented in the below graphic and have not linked any OPW Fuel Management Products as of this writing. Product offerings linked to this grpahic will continue to expand over time. Thank you.

If you have any further questions about water intrusion, OPW ‘s line of watertight products or would like to place an order, do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!