Honeywell Pressure Reducing Valve with Gauge 15mm
Brilliant Honeywell PRV
Had endless problems for ages with banging pipes.After reading up, decided to try one of these.Chose Honeywell because its a quality brand.Very easy to fit, it has completely cured all the banging .Peace at last. My only gripe is the gauge does not come with a seal,but managed to sort it with PTFE tape.Money well spent.
4 Jun 2015
very good valve good price .
you can adjust pressure and remove key to stop idiot playing with it.
20 May 2015
Regulator - or not
I bought this after I'd read positive reviews on this site.
Installation was easy. I was disappointed with the poor design of the recess for the gauge. It had obviously been manufactured so that an external sealing ring could be used on the gauge port. Unfortunately, the supplied gauge was designed to accept an internal sealing washer. In the end, I visited my local plumbers merchants and bought a 1/4"BSPP x 10mm male connector, 1/4"BSPP x 10mm female connector, a 10mm ball valve (to isolate the gauge when not in use) and bonded sealing ring (Dowty washer). This allowed me to fit the gauge without the need for thread tape.
The PRV did not work for the first 24 hours or so. It would not control with no flow, allowing the downstream pressure to creep slowly up to the mains pressure of 8 Bar irrespective of the setting. However after a day, it seems to have sorted itself out. Only time will tell if it continues to control.
If it does, I can recommend this product.
12 May 2015
Worth the money
Just installed this so thought I would share some details that might be helpful. I installed this horizontally and in my case the print on the body was facing the wall. This meant the guage when attached was facing the right way. Put enough tape on the thread and you can probably get it to face whichever way you need. I did the olives up dry - barely one full turn and these do not leak so they seem decent quality. Pressure is easy to set though the spring came fully slackened so don't try turning any more as the plastic adjuster cap will shear off (I've seen some people comment on this).
So far so good, works very well and pressure is stable. Probably worth setting during times of high pressure as you need to set this min. 1 bar below inlet pressure.
11 May 2015