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2-Port Valve ZA5/679-2 22mm

2-Port Valve ZA5/679-2 22mm
Average Customer Rating:
3.938 out of 5
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(16 Reviews) 16
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 16 reviews
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13 of 16(81%)reviewers would recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
Review 1 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Great product
9 Apr 2011
By
, Basingstoke
" I've used a variety of motorised valves in the past and they've all had the same problem - the head was difficult to work with and it got in the way when connecting the pipes. This one has finally solved the problem - the head is very simply removed at the push of one button, so that the valve can be fixed in place, and then the head can be pushed back on.
Hurrah! "
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Maintenance fitter
17 Jun 2016
By
, Aberdeenshire
" A very decently priced and affordable motorised valve. It was easy to install and the detachable controls/actuator was a real help as it made access to the fittings a doddle.
I would recommend this valve
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Review 3 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Great product
31 Mar 2016
By
, Chippenham
" I have been fitting these for a. Few years to lots of properties. Never had a problem.
They are cheaper and easier to work with than Honeywell. I can't say a bad word about them.
Time will tell on realiabilty. But no failures in two years and fitted at least 20.
Great product from a good company. "
Review 4 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Done the job
23 Mar 2016
By
, Northamptonshire
" Didn't fit the valve, just used the valve head on a breakdown. Up and running in 5 minuites and also in stock "
Review 5 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great change over valve
27 Oct 2015
By
, Norwich
" A great product for a budget price. Easy to install highly recommend. "
Review 6 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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used for replacement
30 May 2015
By
, Midlands
" Old mechanism broke so valve stayed open.
Bought this product to replace old unit, fitted like a charm, cleaned up the pipe work, wires were the same.
This time the mechanism is easily removable from the valve which makes installation very straight forward.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good Quality 22mm Zone Valve
6 Nov 2014
By
, Barking
" My old valve failed after 8 years of constant use, with the clip on head fixing it was literally a five minute job to replace. "
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Replacement Valve
22 Jun 2014
By
, Nottingham
" I needed to replace the actuator valve on an old installation. This one was a direct replacement with updates. It fitted perfectly on the old pipe work and made it an easy job. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Drayton ZA5
5 Nov 2013
By
, Scotland
" Good product but last one fitted failed, (the valve port stuck open) easy change over, spares available for either the body or motor but chose to replace the whole unit.
Good feature with the additional micro switch that can be used to control the boiler.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great valve
17 Oct 2014
By
, Tadley
" Valve does what it says.
Can remove the motor control to help with installation.
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Review 11 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good product .
27 Sep 2014
By
, Barnsley.
" Easy to fit with the quick release actuator. Time will tell on the prodtuct reliability but works so far. "
Review 12 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good replacement I hope
11 Dec 2013
By
, Leatherhead, Surrey
" Having used 2 Horstmann 2 port valves for the last 2 years (first actuator failed after 13 months, second actuator failed after 11 months).
Under warranty I asked for yet another replacement but Screwfix quite sensibly have stopped stocking the Horstmann so I got this Drayton . (Cost another £6).Fitted quite easily after draining the system.
Hope this lasts a lot longer, but at least you can get the Drayton actuator on its own.
Pity the Drayton actuator does not fit the Horstmann valve - would have saved me a lot of trouble and expense.
"
Review 13 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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OK economy model
8 Feb 2012
By
, Vale of Glamorgan
" I had two of these valves fitted about six years ago, and both of the actuators have failed within months of each other. The brass valves are still OK, but one of the springs snapped in each of the actuators. The actuator is easy to take on and off, and easy to open for draining the system. The actuator may be easily replaced, but surely the mechanism design could be better! Honeywell valves cost half as much again, but have good reports of long-lasting performance (what you'd expect really). "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Body not strong enough
24 May 2016
By
, Peterborough
" I have fitted two of these in my heating system and they have both failed in the same way.The plastic posts that anchor the springs sheared off leaving the springs laying in the bottom of the valve. The last one fitted only endured twelve months. The plastic used for the body is not strong enough. "
Review 15 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Unreliable product
15 Feb 2016
By
, Oxfordshire
" I have just replaced this part with another make after 3 failures in the last 5 years.
As another reviewer states, the springs fail in these units which causes them to stop closing. Result: 24 hours full blast central heating without thermostatic control.
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Review 16 for Drayton ZA5/679-2 2-Port Motorised Valve
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Rubbish
29 Apr 2012
By
, Dumfriesshire
" Original ACL item lasted 16 years, new ACL Drayton lasted 16 months, at least it is easy to replace, it clips off.
Do not buy this rubbish, anything has to be better than this.
The item is not in stock, so I am without heating again.
I have stuck with this make because the body is plumbed in and I cannot be bothered to change manufacturer.
If you have a choice do not fit !!!!
"
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.