Product Reviews

Float Ball w/Brass Inlet 4½"

Float Ball w/Brass Inlet 4½"
Average Customer Rating:
3.75 out of 5
3.8
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(20 Reviews) 20
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 20 reviews
5 stars
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15 of 20(75%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
Review 1 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Quality Float
24-Oct-2014
By
, Bristol
"Great value well designed float. Can't really comment on reliability as only just fitted, but would buy more when needed."
Review 2 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Floats my boat
25-Sep-2014
By
, St Ives, Cambs.
"A surprisingly cheap and well made product, does the job which is the highest accolade I can give."
Review 3 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Job Done
22-Sep-2014
By
, Bristol
"Value for money, it done the job thats is was deisgned to do."
Review 4 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Excellent for price
23-Jun-2014
By
, Huddersfield
"Very easy to fit and good quality for the price.
No more leaks and Drips!
"
Review 5 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet
07-May-2014
By
, Hemel Hempstead
"Purchased together with new cistern valve. Quality feel about it, plastic seems thick and robust. Only in the next 15 years will it become apparent that the design performs well in this harsh environment of a toilet cistern!"
Review 6 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Confidence Inspiring Ball Cock
13-Mar-2014
By
, Birmingham
"I was after 2 new ball cocks for a toilet and also the cold water tank. After reading reviews on the confidence of their ability to perform to a high standard I was unsure. After speaking to a friend who's optimistic outlook made me take a risk. I see myself usually as a safety kina guy and wow did this kind of wild decision making was both liberating and made me feel alive for the first time.
Since instillation of my pair of cocks they are performing exceptionally and have recommended them to 6 friends and now feel that life is out there for the taking. Peace out!
"
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet
07-Oct-2013
By
, Stevenage
"WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
Round, floaty and blue. Lovely."
Review 8 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Easily fitted
07-Apr-2013
By
, Isle of Wight
"Coupled with a new ball cock solved the problem, now to fix the ceiling."
Review 9 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Float ball
06-Dec-2012
By
, Reading
"fit in the cistern just nicely, and would use more of these in the future"
Review 10 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great product
04-Jul-2012
By
, Lincoln
"Great price, doddle to fit and looks goo too, I would recommend to the DIY'er"
Review 11 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good product
21-Oct-2011
By
, sutton in ashfield
"Good product, does exactly what its meant to do usual fast service."
Review 12 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Not for Dolchem valve
26-Oct-2014
By
, UK
"This float is not compatible with the Dolchem bottom entry filling valve sold by Screwfix as code 52836. That valve has an adjustable float position that required you to tighten the float to pinch the adjuster into its clamp. The brass thread on this float is not deep enough to do this. The thread shoulders before the adjustment is pinched up as required to lock it.
Otherwise it's a cistern float and does the job if you have one that works with your valve..."
Review 13 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good Product
23-Jun-2013
By
, Sandhurst
"A good quality product which was easy to fit. No problems encountered"
Review 14 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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replacement float ball
23-Apr-2013
By
, York
"This product does not inspire a huge comment! It fitted very easily and was a reasonable price. Its reliability will of course be decided in time but there is nothing to suggest it will not prove reliable."
Review 15 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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OK but Check in bucket first!
11-Aug-2012
By
, Guildford
"Brought two, one for central heating and one for cld water tank. Being sligtly cautious I submerged them overnight. One leaked like a sieve the other was ok. Screwfix accepte dreturn but could have been messy if fitted even with a good overflow!"
Review 16 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not happy at all
12-Feb-2014
By
, London
"Bought this as a replacement for a different float that had been professionally fitted three years ago, which had filled with water and caused the tank to overfill. The new float was filling with water after a week. I checked it by submerging the float completely in warm water and a stream of bubbles appeared. My advice would be to buy two or three, check them as I did in water, take back any that leak or those that you don't use. Or buy a different brand from somewhere else because Screwfix sell only this one."
Review 17 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Failed & filled with water
17-Jun-2013
By
, Leeds
"Fitted a few of these but had to go back to a job a week after changing the float valve and ball.
The ball had half filled with water and caused the fill valve to continually run.
Obviously I replaced the ball free of charge to the customer, but this cost me time and money.
After reading a couple of other reviews on here with the same fault I can safely say I will never fit one of these again."
Review 18 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not great
07-Nov-2012
By
, Aylesbury, Bucks
"Went to replace a new filler valve and float but the float had a badly machined threaded section and would not screw onto the float arm so had to re use the old one so not very pleased with it."
Review 19 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Does not last
04-Oct-2012
By
, Nottinghamshire
"Easy to install, worked fine for the first couple of months. However, eventually one day somehow water managed to enter the ball (same problem as the first reviewer). Cannot be emptied, therefore worthless and unusable. Such a shame, would not recommend, as it left our house dripping with water!"
Review 20 for WC Float Ball with Brass Inlet 4½"
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Would you recommend this product? No
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lasted about 4 hours
13-Mar-2012
By
, nottingham
"I fitted this ball float with a new peglar valve to my
central heating tank. I was woken up at midnight
with the overflow pouring out full blast outside my bedroom window. I had to turn off the water
at the stop tap. Next day up in the loft after draining the tank, I suspected the valve at first
but on refilling the tank I discovered the new ball
was full of water. the cost of returning the ball would cost more than the refund on the duff ball
so I fitted the old ball. I am only pleased it was
not fitted to a customers house, I would have looked a right twit
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.