Honeywell Pressure Reducing Valve with Gauge 15mm
This is a great product. Can't comment on reliability yet as have only just fitted it. But, so far it's doing a great job and Honeywell produce good products so am expecting many years of reliable use. Have set pressure to 50psi, down from 95psi. Loo now fills quietly and the cold taps can be turned on more than just a tiny bit without water splashing everywhere. Have also installed a filter upstream as recommended in the instructions. As other people have commented, ptfe tape was needed around threads on gauge as no gasket provided.
17 Feb 2015
Does a great job!
I bought this a while back to reduce the mains water pressure to my kitchen tap as it was fierce to say the least, and closing the isolation valve made it really noisey.
I had to re-plumb a bit as this has to be installed horizontally, but once installed it has done exactly what I wanted. I have now balanced the pressure to a level I'm happy with and that matches closer the low pressure hot water system, and it doesn't make any noise at all!
One word of caution - I put the gauge on to read the pressure, and though I'd shut the water off and de-pressurised the kitchen tap, I forgot about the rest of the system, so when I took the gauge off water shot out a bit! In all honesty, for my requirements, the gauge was of no consequence, as I just adjusted the pressure with the tap open until I was happy with it.
9 Dec 2014
Well engineered product by a very good company whose other products I have used for over fifty years.
Have never faulted Honeywell and this P/R valve certainly lives up to their high standard.
Although it is the first time I have used this particular model it certainly compares more than favorably with P/R valves by other companies at a much higher price.
Therefore more than happy to recommend this particular item.
17 Nov 2014
Fitted quite a few of these, and always before, in the horizontal position.
I Noticed one of the previous reviewers pointed out that it can be fitted vertically - which is what I needed in this particular location. I checked online and Honeywell do indeed say that it can be fitted vertically.
(google this - [PDF]Pressure Reducing Valve - Honeywell
They then go on to confuse the issue utterly:
"Horizontal and vertical installation position
possible. In vertical installation position spring
bonnet with adjustment knob facing
Reading that, you would believe that the green adjustment knob should be at the TOP - when in fact it's actually at the bottom.
In fact all you have to do is fit the valve with the direction arrow in line with the direction of flow - as you would with any stop valve/isovalve. [And as you almost certainly would have done anyway, had you never read it.] A classic case of over instruction.
Can't fault the valve itself though.
26 Oct 2014