Honeywell Pressure Reducing Valve with Gauge 15mm
More expensive than others but great worth the expense.
23 Apr 2015
Install horizontally because..
A good bit of kit.
Earlier reviews express doubt as to whether it matters to install it horizontally or vertically. The spring is powerful enough to make gravity and orientation irrelevant to operation as a pressure reducer. However, the body is designed with a tilted cylindrical pot to house the filter cage. Any debris will catch in the bottom 'corner' of this sump if you install it in horizontal orientation and you can clean it out periodically. If you install it a different way, the debris will be probably be let through into your plumbing system.
29 Mar 2015
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