Hit or miss By Chefbill on 3/13/2017
Chefbill would recommend this product to a friend
I have purchased a few of these and never had a problem. The last one I received was broken inside by the threads that hold it together. Of course Bulk reef made good with no questions asked. got the replacement in two days.
Spend the extra and get the Spears By David G. on 9/26/2016
David G. wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Seals started dripping after 4 years of use as a gate valve to control herbie overflow. Like most things, it caused way more damage than it would have to just get the best. Plus, the time it takes to re-plumb a replacement.
Don't skimp, get the best available.
Leaks from the top By Ramshock4932 on 9/1/2016
Ramshock4932 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I would not recommend this gate valve. I wanted to use it for a manifold off of a MagDrive 12. It leaked from the top of the valve. After tightening it still leaked. It wasnt just a drop here and there it was a LEAK. Either mine was missing a O-ring or they are just garbage. After getting frustrated, I ended up over tightening the top and ruining the valve. WATER EVERYWHERE!
It works ok. By MateoD on 1/11/2016
MateoD would recommend this product to a friend
Does not have as much fine control as I was hoping, but does the job.
A must have... By LL on 6/13/2015
LL would recommend this product to a friend
These gates work great. BTW if you are doing your own plumbing there is a great guide here:
Narrow Channel By MKaplan on 1/20/2015
MKaplan would recommend this product to a friend
This valve looks fine. I bought it in 3/4" only discover that due to the way the internals are structured it narrows to no more than a half inch where the valve crosses the fitting. Kinda regretting that I got the 3/4" now instead of getting a 1" with a reducer.
Does the job By John on 11/29/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
I recently purchased the 1/2" version for controlling tee'd return pump water feeding my BRS carbon/gfo reactor. It's working fine, allowing for much finer adjustments than the ball valve I was previously using. I was a little concerned in that I noticed an oil on the inside gate valve, apparently to provide smooth operation. I tried to clean this off best I could prior to installing and hoped that it would not have a negative affect on the fish/corals. It has been approximately two weeks now and everything seems fine. I had also purchased a 1" valve almost two years ago for my herbie system and it is still working fine.
Good valve for a good price By Brandon on 11/12/2014
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
Just make sure you loosen it up a bit before using. They come screwed on so tight that the knobs seize up.
Valve arrived damaged By Edgar on 10/21/2014
Edgar wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought two of these back in January (1" and 3/4"). I took a lot longer than expected to set up my last tank, and while doing so I realized that the 1 inch valve that I received was not working, the handle was able to turn but not open. I took it apart and noticed that the threads in the stem were all worn out.
Luckily, I tried to open it before gluing it. Moreover, it seems to me like they are a bit overpriced. I cannot recommend this product.
Adjusts well. does the job By Daniel on 10/16/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
For a good price, you can get this fully functional gate valve. Easy to adjust. It isn't as precise as a higher priced valve, but if you can deal with just a little more twitchy tuning, this is the one.
Personally I think it's perfect.