"I bought two of these to replace those in the cold water storage tank and the central heating header tank - the threads are well cut making changing the body of the valve over to the existing connector a simple, easy and above all quick job. The valves are well made from heavy duty brass and have a quality feel about them; water inlet is quiet with a clear and obvious shut off. When combined with a new float, a less than £7.00 repair per tank that will last another 10 years."
"I had problems with the old float valve in the cold water tank on top of the hot water cylinder. I had replaced one previously for the same problem. As the water entered it was causing the float to bob up and down in the rising water, which created a light "hammering" in the pipes. Read other reviews and took their advice. You obviously get what you pay for. This valve was slightly more expensive but seems to have cured the problems instantly. Time will tell. Good product and in stock at the local branch."
"For the price good value and works just fine but could be better made: the float arm has a lot of play at the fulcrum and the plastic guide that directs the fill flow SCREWS IN, so will need a bit of sealant to hold it in the right place without leaking or stripping the thread. No flow guide extension to reduce water pouring noise (but I got round that by fashioning one from a rubber glove finger and a bit of plastic hose, held in place with a cable tie!). It's now quiet and fills nice and quickly."
"I was disappointed to find that the end cap on this, which looks in the photo like brass, is just brass-coloured plastic, and broke in transit with a larger shipment. I think something was dropped on the float arm.
Screwfix were very good, and sent me a replacement the next day.
it is rather a budget valve and the Pegler is worth the extra."
"Internally, in essence it's the same as other makes - BUT instead of a soft black rubber diaphragm washer this one has a firmer white washer with a bonded-on white hard plastic cone. The tip of the cone fits into a larger than normal nozzle (ie not the standard white nozzle used for HP systems). So if there's any disturbance in the inlet as the valve is nearly closed - and there always is - then the cone vibrates in the nozzle (hard plastic against hard plastic) and everything they touch resonates also. Result - enough noise to wake folk. And yes - I did check that all components were properly seated and secured ! I've had to swap out (with more expensive but more conventional internals) both of the two I've installed & will be returning all my stock for a refund as I consider this a poor design that's not been properly road-tested."