"Was having problems with overflow from the tank and found my 10 year old ball valve wasn't shutting off fully, and slow to fill. Purchased this one which looks exactly the same as the old one, & replaced very easily. I'm not a plumber but have some DIY plumbing experience, and found this very simple to fit as long as you have the correct tools. Good quality which looks like Brass so very reasonable in price. Fills quickly, shuts off the water fully & works well."
"Had a noise problem for ages, vibrations in the cold feed, which were progressively getting worse. Load noise always started when loft cold tank started to fill. After restricting the cold flow into the tank to a trickle, the noise would cease but would start again as soon as the flow was increased. I noticed that the ball valve in the cold tank was in poor condition and thought I would start there. After changing with the new Pegler ball valve, the noise problem was gone. Obviously the old lime scaled valve was causing the problem. Simple to change the new component with a bit of plumbers mate to seal, Happy days."
"This brass Pegler Prestex is more expensive than inferior substitutes, but far better. It will last for many years, can easily be serviced, and has a lot of easy adjustment of float height (no need to bend the brass arm and risk damage)
This is a Part 2 valve which is required on mains-fed tanks to prevent contamination of the water."
"Bought this float valve to replace a very,very noisy one for the loft tank. Fitted this one and the fill is almost silent! Everyone in the household very pleased, would recommend you get one of these if you have a noise loft fill and it's driving you mad! :)"
"Having fit plastic valves before and being totally fed up with stripping the thread whilst installing and then the things packing up fairly quickly I decided to go for this one instead. Easy to fit, feels like good quality even though it's not much more expensive than the plastic ones, defnitely recommended."
"The original valve fitted to the supply tank in the loft was very noisey when the hot water was used. After fitting this Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2 the tank now fills up with no noise at all, we can now sleep without being disturbed. Easy to fit & adjust."
"I was having problems with the ball valve leaking in my cold water tank in the loft. This was a very old Portsmouth pattern valve. I could have replaced the internal parts but as the body was quite corroded I decided to replace the whole thing. Initially I replaced it with a Pegler part 1 valve. This proved to be very noisy when starting to turn off. I asked a plumber friend what to do and he suggested an equilibrium float valve. These are quieter but very expensive so I thought I would try the Pegler Part 2 valve first. This is much quieter. Not perfect but a great improvement. In any case, a Part 2 valve should have been fitted in my situation to comply with water regulations.
PS for any fellow DIY people out there (plumbers will know this already), if you are replacing a Pegler valve (or some other types that have a threaded brass tail and a nut that connects the tail to the body of the valve) then you do not have to fit the whole new unit. You can disconnect the old valve from the tail and, having removed the tail from the new unit, fit the new valve body to the old tail. Much quicker and all you need are 2 stilsons or similar. One to hold the valve body, the other to undo the nut. If you do it this way then check that the washers between the old tail and the tank are still in good condition. I did this by holding the valve open up to overflow level to check there were no leaks from the tank."
"The Polytank 4 gallon Central Heating expansion tank uses a ball valve which has a very long thread to pass through the insulation. The valve in the poytank failed so I dismantled this replacement valve and swapped the valve body for the one on the polytank. All went well a bit fiddly but it works. take care not to damage any of the rubber components. It had to be done on the bench, not in situ."
"Bought this valve already several times for fitting in a restaurant and it's of very good quality. But today I discovered only by chance one was leaking thanks to a perished internal rubber disc. As I can't find a replacement for it I need to replace the whole valve after only 1.5 years in service which is a real shame as its brass body is good for at least 20 years.
It can't be too hard to supply these washers, they are very easily replaceable, too."
"Sadly this valve does not live up to expectations set by the previous reviews, at least not in my case. The valve is very noisy, both in terms of the noise of water going through the valve and the water splashing into the tank, and even worse is the huge vibration / buzz it creates as the water level starts to drop and the valve begins to open... goes right through the pipes around the house, looking forward to that waking me up every night. In addition, in my particular case the water level is too high when it shuts off, even though I have lowered the adjustable ball as far as it will go. Previously had a float valve which was silent, but sadly had begun to 'stick'."