Pegler Yorkshire Tee Ball Valve 15mm Red
I had one that leaked!
I'm sure you will think it's user-error. However, I can assure you that I had one (of three) that I happily fitted while doing some plumbing work on a kitchen. Paid the extra for Pegler as I have realised the cheap ones really are rubbish - I had one once that was seized which is very annoying (that resulted in the need for a freeze kit to sort the problem - so definitely avoid the cheap no-name ones!)
Anyway finished up the job, whacked the main stopcock back on and disaster! Water spraying up the wall like Niagara Falls in reverse.
It turned out the valve could not shut properly even when the handle was fully turned. After taking it back off you could see the slight gap between the ball and casing when you looked very closely. So check yours before you leave the shop to save lots of agro.
Replaced with another and all fine. So - just check the ball valve inside closes completely. Somehow mine was misaligned which is poor when you consider the price of this unit.
I would still buy them again as they are clearly well made, but that error does bug me. By the way yes they are very stiff to start moving, but that is because of the nylon fitting inside the valve that seals against the ball. It is normal. The tightness keeps the water out from behind the ball which is what stops it corroding up like cheap ones, so it will still work in 8 years time when you really need it.
11 Apr 2015
Good for emergency
Already had some fitted months ago. No leaks.
Bit bulkier and cost lot more than normal valves but if there's a leak it can be turned off immediately without needing a screwdriver.
You try explaining to someone over phone how to turn off usual type of valve over the phone whilst water is leaking everywhere!!!
13 Feb 2015
A smart valve, easy to install, easy to operate (without the need for a screwdriver), colour code helps everyone. Will be using these valves in preference to others, particularly under kitchen sinks, toilets or any place where there may be a need to isolate water for servicing .
A great product and a great service. Thank you to everyone.
6 Feb 2015
Good quality valve
Used this to replace an existing isolator valve.
It is much better made and does not need a screwdriver to operate it. Ideal for the job and good value.
29 Jan 2015