quality units By chi on 11/10/2012
chi would recommend this product to a friend
these are really quality made units. nothing like the cheap ones you get from the big box home improvement stores
1" CEPEX BALL VALVES By Doel on 9/14/2012
Doel would recommend this product to a friend
Great valve opens easy even after use. Spend a little extra now and have piece of mind knowing it will last and still operate easily later down the road when you need it to. A bit high in price but you get what you pay for.
best available By evan on 9/8/2012
evan would recommend this product to a friend
they never fail....only valve i would use
can't believe it but mine began to leak on the in-flow section! By tfp on 7/26/2012
tfp wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
luckily i happened to catch it after losing about .5 gal of saltwater. i was very shocked and surprised by this :(.
Excellent product By Garcastle on 7/17/2012
Garcastle would recommend this product to a friend
These are beyond sturdy. The double union makes it easy to take any piece apart on either side of the ball valve. Keep in mind that this is a pretty large piece.
Great quality ball-valve By Steve on 3/26/2012
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I've tried many SCH-40 ball-valves from hardware stores but found they would always fail after a few years so I decided to pay a little more and go SCH-80. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the valve. I haven't had it for long so I'm not sure how long it will last but I can tell it's better than the SCH-40 valves I've used in the past. My only complaint is that the valve handle wasn't parallel with the body while open. I just have to keep that in mind while checking to see if it's open. I'm sure it was just assembled wrong or I'm being picky.
EXCELLENT PRODUCT CHOICE By Darrin on 3/8/2012
Darrin would recommend this product to a friend
Amongst the high quality standards this ball valve has. It also comes complete with either the threaded or un threaded option to use. I feel that I made a wise choice here and will remember this quality product for further needs.
Required for a quite overflow By Brian on 3/1/2012
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
I have struggled to adjust my cheaper local hardware store ball valves with great frustration...this was exactly the solution I needed.
Excellent design. By Kelly on 2/28/2012
Kelly would recommend this product to a friend
Very good valve, easy to teardown completly and you can eliminate a union at the same time.
Great Valve By Joshua on 2/27/2012
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
Love the fact that these things act as a union as well as a valve makes your plumbing cleaner great product!!
Solid Plumbing Piece By VaReefer on 2/23/2012
VaReefer would recommend this product to a friend
These are very substantial, solid and durable. plus they come in their own box like a new pair of sneakers. you can definitely these fittings for a long time
Massive valve By Alan on 12/21/2011
Alan would recommend this product to a friend
This valve is not like those sold at the local big-box store. It is much heavier and more beefy. I'm having to add some additional supports to handle the extra weight. The valve action is very smooth, and the dual sets of couplings provides extra flexibility during installation.
Beefy valve By Alan on 12/21/2011
Alan would recommend this product to a friend
A surprisingly beefy and heavy valve when compared to a Schedule 40 valve. Very smooth and easy action. Two sets of couplings (threaded and slip) provide extra flexibility when installing.
Solid piece By John on 8/23/2011
John would recommend this product to a friend
Way better than sch 40 valves I've had, very solid construction.
amazing valve By Craig on 8/19/2011
Craig would recommend this product to a friend
I was shocked when I took this value out of the box. It's built like a freaking main battle tank. The union o-rings are fat, the valve handle is huge and easy to turn, and the fact it includes both slip and threaded end is nice. I would have liked the option to NOT have both types of fitting and save some money though.
I'm putting one of these on either side of my return pump. I'm sure it'll be easy as pie to remove my pump for service with these valves in place.
Bets ball valve you can buy By STEVE on 8/9/2011
STEVE would recommend this product to a friend
Excellant ball valve high quality.
Awesome valve By Mark on 7/12/2011
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Awsome valve. I can't find anything close to this quality at my Local Hardware Store. Expensive but I can be sure it’s done right and I won’t have to replace this valve anytime soon. Comes with both SLIP and threaded connections.
Worth the extra dollars By Jacob on 4/24/2011
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
These valus are not cheap, but their construction and performance is well worth the extra dollars. The valves turn effortlessly and the unions are simple to break down. There is simply no comparing these valves to the ones sold at the big-box retail stores. While those valves are a few dollars cheaper, in this case, the saying "you get what you pay for," rings true.
great By Richard on 4/9/2011
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
awesome product, if gate valve is out of your price range then these ball valve are the answer
Best Valves out there By Charles on 4/1/2011
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
I was concerned that I was overspending, when I decided to upgrade my system's valves. I was wrong. These are the best things I've ever purchased. They are so reliable, well built, and efficient, that I can't imagine my system today without them. They make everything look so good and professional, and they allow fine tune adjustments with ease. I would recommend these 100x over. In fact, I feel like I should buy more just to have some handy (they were backordered when I placed my order). I would 100% recommend this purchase to anyone considering upgrading their valve system.
Great product!!! By Emmanuel on 2/20/2011
Emmanuel would recommend this product to a friend
It is what it is just a ball valve. This valve is economical compared to other schedule 80 valves. Unlike other valvles the handle closes and opens easy on this one. Also comes with slip or threaded fittings which is a plus.
All I can say: "I should have ordered this valve along time ago!" By BjC on 2/16/2011
BjC would recommend this product to a friend
After breaking my second valve (PVC); I just had to find a better alternative. After google searching and viewing the results, I thought I'd be a fool not checking with BulkReefSupply; which led me to this valve.
At first I was questioning the valve's price; could this valve really be better than the alternative valves I was just looking at (google results)? I wondered that because BRS valve was $12 cheaper!
After reviewing this differences, it was obvious which valve I would be buying. A day later, this valve was in my hands; I was impressed!
You know when your valve stops working because it gets stuck on the salt crete - I ASSUME this valve solves that problem, because of the built in union!
All I can say:
"I should have ordered this valve along time ago!"
Awesome By greg on 1/17/2011
greg would recommend this product to a friend
As stated above this is a little more costly then your average union valve that you could get at Lowes, However upon reciept i was vary pleased. It is vary helpful that it comes with both slip and thread connection can be used slip to slip slip to thread or thread to thread. It also comes with a key which allows you to remove and clean the seals!
Nothing like it By TK on 1/5/2011
TK would recommend this product to a friend
These are NOT cheap but there is nothing else like them. Quality construction, smooth action, etc. If you want the best. . . . .