"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!"
"Fitted this side entry valve to replace an "old fashioned" ball valve however it failed to shut the water off when operated. Took the valve apart but could see no obvious problems so took the part back and got a refund. I should have bought a fluidmaster as I have used this make in the past without problem but it was out of stock at the time so went for the cheaper option....wrong!!"
"Replaced a badly scaled old ball cock on a filler tank with this device feeling I had updated the installation. Unfortunately it is very noisey. I originally fitted the "HP" insert but the fill was too slow. I then fitted the "LP" insert and the fill rate is good but the device is noisey and creates banging in the pipework as it operates. It also whistles as it opens and shuts off. I intend to replace it with a traditional ball cock as it will be quieter."