Well built, but not sensitive enough for my return line By Richard on 9/25/2014
Richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I 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 9/4/2014
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
This 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 8/20/2014
QOTD would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 6/4/2014
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
Worth 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 5/12/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 5/10/2014
NIck would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 4/8/2014
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
Wow, 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 3/15/2014
Cdbstl76 would recommend this product to a friend
That'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 2/13/2014
shane would recommend this product to a friend
this 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 12/28/2013
Corey would recommend this product to a friend
I'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.
Works as its supposed to By Trojan on 11/22/2013
Trojan would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased these to put to gether a salt water mixing station. I havent had any issues withese models in the past.
Professional Valve By MICHAELO on 9/30/2013
MICHAELO would recommend this product to a friend
These babies do not mess around and you get slip and threaded options together, you can't beat that. They are well built and will last a lifetime. They are also very easy to turn unlike other valves, quality pvc. If you are serious about your plumbing I highly recommend these. When you get them you will see why!
Solid Valve By Robert on 9/22/2013
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I have a ton of these throughout my aquarium plumbing. They serve double duty as a valve and a union. As a bonus you get both slip and thread for the ultimate in flexibility.
Very high quality product By Timothy on 9/3/2013
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased a bunch of these in 1" and 1.5" to replace some older Asahi valves on my 210. These Cepex valves are top quality and the fact that thet have both the threaded and slip included is a bonus. Solid construction and smooth lever operation.True union valves are worth the extra money. Thank you BRS for highlighting this product- great value and pricing.
a great unit By Tim on 7/14/2013
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
These cost a lot more then the generic white pvc shut offs but the quality and options are awesome. I use them on all my tanks.
Very good quality By David on 6/13/2013
David would recommend this product to a friend
I have only just bought and installed this valve on the return line in my sump. It is very solid and well-built and nice that it includes both threaded and slip fittings. The valve handle does turn easier than traditional ball valves, that's true.
I have to admit I'm still a little perplexed as to what the key tightens inside the valve and why it is needed. The instructions that come with the valve do not mention the key at all.
High quality By Mike on 6/2/2013
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I installed these on my external pump. I also use the Schedule 80 Union Thread x Thread, and makes swapping out my pumps hassle free.
Leak developed after 8 months By Mike on 5/20/2013
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I have quite a few of these true union cepex valves of all sizes. Not comforting to find one leaking after only 8 months. Leak is on the inflow side. I was able to quickly reverse the direction of the valve and stop the leak while the valve is closed. Hope it's just the o-ring.
Top of the line valve. By miamifish on 5/14/2013
miamifish would recommend this product to a friend
I would not waste my money using any other valve. These valves will last the life of your aquarium.
Quality Product By Peter on 5/6/2013
Peter would recommend this product to a friend
I have four of these and they they have been the best valves I have. No problems with the valves I received.
Great valves By Jeff on 5/4/2013
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
Smooth operating and well built. Nice to have thread/slip option
Strong By ReefDVMs on 4/30/2013
ReefDVMs would recommend this product to a friend
Love these strong valves and love the end change ability that comes with each as either slip or threaded
Best I've seen By eric on 4/15/2013
eric would recommend this product to a friend
May seem a little expensive, but factor in the union you won't need and the ability to adjust the seal so you can extend the life of the valve and they are a bargain.
Great Product, pay attention to the arrows! By William on 3/27/2013
William would recommend this product to a friend
I love these true union ball valves. It's really the best of both flow control and flexibility to reconfigure or clean your connections. The only recommendation that I have is to pay special attention to the arrows for flow direction. Otherwise you are going to run into a situation where you can't take everything apart without making a mess.