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.
its ok By pcrain on 3/7/2014
pcrain would recommend this product to a friend
Great for dialing in my herbie ! Wish it was a bit smoother hard to do small adjustments that way I gave it a 4. I would have liked to grab the higher quality gate valve but this works just fine.