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High pressure valve to BS 1212 Part 2.
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18 of 19(95%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
Review 1 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Replacement for a very noisy
1 Nov 2013
By redthecrow
, Chelmsford
"Bought this after buying a cheaper one that was very noisy. Was easy to fit and been silent since would recomend it."
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ideal for header tank
14 Sep 2013
By staphylea
, stoke on trent
"Messed around trying to stop the old ball valve on the header tank leaking for too long. Fitted this and job done. No bending the ball cock arm - the float is adjustable."
Review 3 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Worth the extra couple of quid
11 Jul 2013
By riddles
, Felixstowe
"Bought to replace a cheaper float valve that caused water hammer in my system - no problems at all since fitting this one. A top quality product."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Good Quality
23 Jun 2013
By AnotherDIYer2
, Sandhurst
"Need to replace an old valve. Very easy to fix and good quality should see it lasting a long time."
Review 5 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Easy fitting
14 May 2013
By Anonymous
, Stevenage
"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.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Well made
7 Apr 2013
By Leo111
, Isle of Wight
"Not a cheaply assembled valve.I coupled this with a new ball fixed the leak no problem at least now I only have to fix the ceiling."
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Noise Problem Solved
8 Mar 2013
By Bodogarmin
, Poole Dorset
"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."
Review 8 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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top quality
5 Jan 2013
By PigletJohn
, Hampshire
"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."
Review 9 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Quiet Fill
30 Dec 2012
By Jonah2012
, Shropshire
"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! :)"
Review 10 for Pegler Prestex Float Valve Part 2
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Excellent product
4 Jul 2012
By Billyjoe
, Lincoln
"I'm a DIY'er and providing you have the right tools this is an easy-fit - bought the ball too and they worked well together.
Recommended to all.
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Branded product
20 Feb 2012
By plumbx
, Halifax
"You get what you pay for this valve was easy to install and operated well should give years of trouble free service"
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Well worth it
24 Oct 2011
By HellTel
, Burton Latimer
"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.
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Very quiet valve
23 Aug 2011
By Pluto
, Leeds
"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."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Good Float valve
27 Jul 2013
By nhoj
, Bedfordshire
"Good float valve. Cheaper ones can have movement of arm which I have found can lead to the valve not Shutting off fully. Used this on several cisterns and no problems. Worth the few extra quid."
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Good Quality and Quiet
31 May 2013
By Svenedin
, Surrey
"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."
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For polytank repair?
26 Jan 2013
By Quickfix
, Kent
"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."
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A very good valve
20 Sep 2012
By cyclingplumber
, Surrey
"With the aid of a headlamp and a tube of LS-X leak sealer, the valve was fitted and operational in ten minutes. It not only stopped the water overflowing, but also cured the water hammer problem."
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No spare washer
11 Feb 2013
By paulikxp
, London
"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."
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Maybe I got a bad one?
22 Feb 2014
By Obliflygon
, Wiltshire
"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'.
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