Fluidmaster Brass Shank Side Entry Fill Valve
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
Perfect as a replacement part, fitted into a concealed cistern with not a lot of space but managed to swap out old unit and replace without having to remove cistern from unit.
Very easy to fit and very quiet in operation.
7 Apr 2015