"This side entry float valve was needed to replace a damaged valve in a Header Tank. The Tank had been built in so tight to the ceiling that a conventional "Ball Valve" would not fit between the top of tank and ceiling. Without this type of float valve I would have had to take out the tank to carry out the repair. Great time saver and a great little float valve."
"This type of control valve was new to me, having used ball cocks previously. It was just as easy to fit, took up less room in the cistern, and did not need any fiddly adjustments, and, also, did not interfere with the flush control valve!"
"Be careful if you have to rotate the top inlet. The snibs break off easily. I've superglued mine! Don't know about reliability yet. Would get 5 stars for features if it had an additional nut to be able to adjust the feed pipe length to suit the existing width available."
"It appears to be a copy of the old Torbeck or Armitage Shanks quiet valve. They are supremely silent in use, and I was very happy with them in their day, but prone to clog or jam from grit or limescale particles in the water. With practice you can dismantle, clean and reassemble correctly, but the newer Fluidmaster models, though bigger and more expensive, do seem to be better."
"I have two of these fitted, and both have the water leaking from wrong side of shutoff problem. When they work properly, great, but more often than not they don't. Great value though, you get what you pay for!"
"The first Fill Valve I fitted caused overflow and would not shut off. The replacement of same type sometimes does not fill at all because the float will not drop under its own weight. I had to use this type because of the shape of the siphon unit. The only way out is to spend more cash and replace both syphon and fill valve with a better, reliable make!"