Rated 4 out of 5Â by Westy1961 Side entry ball valve
Easy to install with a quite fill
Easy to maintain and clean filter
Overall a good product
24 Nov 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pretentious How quiet !
I first bought another silent filler and it wasn't.
So, I got this one. My system is low pressure, so I took the restricter out.
It's quiet. It fills quickly. The mechanism is easy to adjust. It can be serviced later.
I love it when I do something right.
17 Nov 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DC6002 Great except two things
This product is excellent, it fills quietly, even with the flow restrictor removed I cannot hear it even in the middle of the night and it doesn't wake people up like the old ball cock.
The two problems are that you will likely need a new 1/2 inch fibre washer not supplied to go on your tap connector. Not expensive but annoying when a second trip is required for an item worth pennies.
The other problem is that of you are replacing an older system and your tap connector nut has got a bit silted up you need to put a reasonable amount of force on the shank to tighten and seal effectively. I found that the flats on the plastic shank weren't up to this force and the shank turns in the spanner.
This said they do a brass shank version that I ended up buying to replace this plastic one and it's only Â£3 or so more. I recommend that product over this for that reason.
The plastic shank version is fine if everything is new and excessive force is not required.
14 Nov 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JMDIY Much quieter than a ball valve
Fitted to the cold water tank in the loft to reduce the noise the old valve made above a bedroom. Works a treat, fills quickly and is much quieter. Although I went for the plastic thread version and have no leaks, it might be worth paying a little extra and getting the version with the brass connection. Too early to say what the long term reliability is going to be but so far so good.
12 Nov 2015