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Solid Value! By gimmito on 11/11/2014gimmito would recommend this product to a friendDon't skimp on cheaper schedule 40 ballvalves that are hard to close and open. These schedule 80 ballvalves are solid, turn easily, and breeze to install.
Great quality valve By AL on 11/3/2014AL would recommend this product to a friendGreat valve that doesn't skimp on quality. Been running my first set for about 9 months and turns today as it did the day I installed it. I've had a few other valves over time from Home Depot and they are nearly impossible to turn and close. I've just ordered 6 more CEPEX to replace the initial local generic valves from a year ago. Won't buy anything else going forward, not worth the hassle!
Well built, but not sensitive enough for my return line By Richard on 9/25/2014Richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have a 600 GPH Lifereef overflow, and this thing just doesn't allow small enough changes to really dial in the flow that i want. I want the water level in the box to be as far below the teeth as possible (to allow for some room in case a snail or something gets in the overflow line), and high enough so there isn't a waterfall sound in my living room. I have a really, really hard time adjusting this thing to get it to that level. I wish i had gone the extra $10 and gotten a gate valve. If you have a larger tank and are running a higher capacity overflow where a difference of 25 gph doesn't make a big difference, then this is probably a good fit for you. It's really not the valve's fault i don't think, i just should have gone with a Gate Valve for how picky i am.
Great ball valve and a great price By Keith on 9/4/2014Keith would recommend this product to a friendThis is a high quality valve at a great price. It actuates very smoothly, just like the $50+ valves out there. It's also very nice that it comes with slip and threaded ends which gives you a lot of flexibility with your setup.
High Quality By QOTD on 8/20/2014QOTD would recommend this product to a friendI tried several ball valves in the local hardware stores and they were all ridiculously hard to turn. A couple so much so, I was worried I would end up breaking pipe if I actually used them in my set up. Bought these and was shocked at how easy they were to turn. Definitely worth the extra money.
The best By Richard on 6/4/2014Richard would recommend this product to a friendWorth the cost... supper smooth and easy to use... The thread AND slip ends they include make configuration a snap!
Premium valves for premium reefs By John on 5/12/2014John would recommend this product to a friendI would never recommend skimping on the valves.
These allow easy removal for replacing and maintaining pumps and reactors. O-Rings are available at most local hardware and the tool required for accessing the ball and seals is included.
Top quality product.
Easy to turn By NIck on 5/10/2014NIck would recommend this product to a friendI bought 6 of these on my aquarium. They are very easy to turn compare to ball valve at Lowes or Homepot.
Monster Valves! By Bryan on 4/8/2014Bryan would recommend this product to a friendWow, these things look amazing...my only problem is that I ordered two of them, got billed for two, packing slip shows two packed, but only one in the box. My last couple of orders with BRS have had some issues. Hopefully they will come through and remedy the problem. Five stars for product, one star for BRS shipping
Yes! By Cdbstl76 on 3/15/2014Cdbstl76 would recommend this product to a friendThat's the answer to the question, "is it worth the money?" So easy to turn!!!
simply not a better valve for the money By shane on 2/13/2014shane would recommend this product to a friendthis is a heavily built valve and comes with both slip and threaded ends . You simply screw in the one you choose to use. I doubt you'll ever need to repair this during its lifespan. Comparable spears valve is over 50% more.
Great buy By Corey on 12/28/2013Corey would recommend this product to a friendI've bought a couple of the 1" valves and I have no complaints so far. I like that it comes with both slip and thread adapters. Valves were a little hard to turn at first but after a couple times, they turned with ease.
Previously Asked Questions
by Craig on November 11, 2013, @9:28 AM
Can I use the Cepex ball valves with Schedule 40 PVC? My tank is already drilled for the Schedule 40 bulkheads so I'm already stuck with that kind of PVC. Just wanted to be sure before I purchased this for my plumbing.
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Craig,
Schedule 80 and 40 pvc are compatible. All the plumbing will have the corresponding nominal sizes, so a 1" Sch80 Cepex ball valve for example will fit 1" Sch40 pipe just fine.
by phrank on November 7, 2013, @7:27 PM
can these valves be used with vinyl tubing.
Bulk Reef Supply Vinyl tubing cannot be connected directly but you could also pick up some barb fittings to attach to each side of the valve that would then allow you to connect a flexible tubing.
by Louis on December 5, 2013, @5:51 PM
I am setting up a 240 gallon reef tank it's 8 feet long with an overflow on each end 3/4 supply and 1 inch return I wanted to use these ball valves but wasn't sure if they can work with schedule 40 or if I have to plumb the whole setup in schedule 80? Also I wanted to get the wye check valve in 3/4 in for supply but it looks like it has slip fittings how can I install the check valve inline with the solid piping?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Louis,
Sch40 and sch80 have the same size fittings, etc and are interchangeable so no worries there. The slip fittings on the check valve are the same diameter as the pipe, so they can be connected with unions or really any other fititng that would connect two pieces of pipe.
by Shannon on August 15, 2014, @6:42 AM
Can you please tell me the length of the 1" valve, from end to end? Need to make sure there's room to add one of these before building my stand.
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Shannon,
The 1" Cepex ball valve is 4 7/8" inches long from end to end.
Hope it fits for you!
Have a great day :)
The golden rule of plumbing is that every job takes three trips to the store. While this can be frustrating locally it can be much worse when shopping online. Being short a fitting or two can delay a plumbing project for days. Here are some quick tips to avoid this.
- Plan your plumbing on paper
- Don't skimp on unions. Unions allow for easy breakdown and maintenance as well as remove the need for precise elbow placement. Use them as often as possible.
- When in doubt order extra. We happily accept returns for a full refund (less shipping) on all unused fittings within one month of purchase. A few extra bucks in return shipping is less frustrating than a project delay.
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