Armitage Shanks 8Â½" Bottom Entry Fill Valve
Trouble with restricting pin
Like the other reviews, I found it compact & easy to fit - as a replacement. A couple of weeks after installation the client called to say that she could hear 'dribbling' inside the cistern and could see a continuous flow into the pan (via the internal overflow on the flushing unit). I found that the fill valve could not shut off completely. One of the benefits of this design (& others similar eg Fluidmaster) is that the top is designed to be removed. A close look inside showed not grit or similar (yes, I had remembered to flush through the pipework originally) but the restricting pin had a plastic 'spur' less than 1mm high but enough to prevent complete closure; a manufacturing fault. Very irritating; why didn't it show up at installation ? I carried a spare so swapped the tops - and the problem was solved (& SFX refunded no problem). FYI, I have taken a Fluidmaster apart and that has a s/s restricting pin; less likely to get a manufacturing gremlin.
2 Jul 2015
Great product !
Fitted in minutes, very quiet and well made. So much better than the cheaper alternatives,
Works in very small spaces!
30 Mar 2015
Every time i get one of these i know that when its fitted it will last a long time ,plus the girls always have a laugh when i ask for a bottom entry one!
8 Jan 2015
Easy to fit
Easy to fit and compact for tight spaces. Replaces the same one of these that wouldn't shut down due to hard water sediment but that lasted a long time and it may have been possible to replace the filter but just quicker and easier to replace.
2 Jan 2015