Fluidmaster Brass Shank Side Entry Fill Valve
âSilent nightâ.......Fluidmaster; where have you been all my life?
I replaced my loft water tank float valve with a new Pegler brass float valve but it was very noisy; even noisier than the one it replaced...the usual clunking/groaning ...especially in the last minute or two before it finally manages to shut the water flow off completely.
I decided to try Fluidmaster instead; my water tank is plastic and this valve is very easy to fit using the contoured âwashersâ supplied.
The brass threaded connection pipe has a âflatâ on either side so a spanner can be used when making the connection to the water supply pipe/nut;.......it makes the final connection so much easier when tightening up the mains water supply.
Itâs very quiet in operation, but on the first few test-fills there was a distinctive squeal/thump when the valve finally shuts. However, I removed the water flow limiter (as per instruction leaflet) and it now fills and shuts-off virtually silently.
Well pleased!.........massive improvement on the old brass float ball valve.
Not had it long enough to comment on longevity.
2 Jun 2015
Model supplied: Product supplied was marked as model 747; instructions were for a 747UK. It was made in about 2012, but I bought it in 2015. This may account for why it has a brass shank whereas the current 747UK has a plastic shank. I was expecting to get a PRO75B, which is the current brass shank model (Screwfix don't specify which model they supply). I don't know how what I got compares with the PRO75B; they look similar in the photos I've seen.
It comes with a plastic backnut. I didn't trust it so I used a brass one off the old valve. I fitted it to a cold water tank and found the float could just touch the side of the tank, which could potentially stop it operating correctly. By slightly bending the supply pipe I got the float to just clear the side of the tank.
The actual valve is very quiet, almost silent. However, we now get more noise from the pipes than before, possibly because it allows a high flow rate, until it shuts off suddenly.
Ignore reliability rating - I haven't had it long enough.
18 May 2015
Side entry valve
I checked out the cheaper ones in store, and you will get what you pay for. I had to replace a valve in a concealed cistern. This went in well and worked first time. Will not give higher reliability score as too soon to say.
13 May 2015
Fits & fills silently.
Nice and compact, totally silent and no leaks.
The brass shank should last well in the fact of any future refits, and has flat space for a spanner for a decent fit.
24 Apr 2015