Have to keep it clean in order for it to work. By LT on 2/26/14
LT wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I've had this about a year. Have to keep it clean in order for it to work. the piston valve gets stuck in the open position about 4 months after a cleaning.
Built solid By Jason R on 2/13/14
Jason R would recommend this product to a friend
I thought it was overpriced when ordering but was impressed to see how solid and well built it was. Works well and easy to maintain. Well worth the money for the peace of mind.
Failed to Perfom By Christopher on 2/3/14
Christopher wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This check valve failed to perform during a power outage. I use it to stop the water from back-flowing from my display tank into my sump. The power went out one night and the check valve failed to close (this was within two weeks of purchase so it was still new/clean). This worked when I turned the power off to the pump, but failed in a real world power outage. I wish I could get my 50 dollars back, this was a complete waste of money and could have been a disaster if my sump wasn't big enough to contain all the back-flow.
Great product By Xclusive252 on 12/31/13
Xclusive252 would recommend this product to a friend
The check valve is working as intended and feels like it was made strong and to last. I highly recommend to anyone with an in sump skimmer or anyone with a small sump. Enjoy!!
Excellent By Corey on 12/29/13
Corey would recommend this product to a friend
I was skeptical when setting up my first sump but after buying this, I don't worry about my sump overflowing. Very heavy duty build. Haven't had an issue with it. It's a bit pricey but the peace of mind it provides makes it worth every penny.
Expensive By John on 12/28/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
Its great how you can take these completely apart and clean them. I guess you get what you pay for.
do not buy By aqua mops on 12/20/13
aqua mops wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
failed 30% of the time from day one.
Its Worth the money By Oscar on 11/24/13
Oscar would recommend this product to a friend
After purchasing this item i felt that i spent too much money on a check valve. When i received it and installing it I was more then pleased with my purchase. I could easily clean it unlike my old flapper check valves i have on my older tanks. I will soon purchase more to replace the older ones.
Very Nice By MICHAELO on 9/30/13
MICHAELO would recommend this product to a friend
This is a well built back flow check valve. A little pricey, but considering what it will help you not have (i.e flood) it pays for itself. If you want a guaranteed check valve that you can physically take out ,clean and inspect. This ones for you!
Best for cleaning By ReefDVMs on 4/30/13
ReefDVMs would recommend this product to a friend
These are hands down the best checks to clean out, they make it so easy
GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR By MAREK on 12/4/12
MAREK would recommend this product to a friend
It’s the best check valve on the market. I switched from a different brand. George Fisher check valve is more expensive but worth it.
Good materials, but does not reliable By Kevin on 7/6/12
Kevin wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was very impressed with this check valve out of the box, but it fails to close 1 out of 10 times during my feed cycle. I have two of these plumbed into two different returns, and both exhibit the same behavior. The units have been used for less than 3-4 weeks, so they are not dirty. I am disappointed in the performance given the high cost.
Simple and functional By Kyle on 5/19/12
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this check valve because I was skeptical of the cheaper flapper-style ones. Replacing plumbing is not something that I enjoy doing, so I wanted to get a quality valve that would last. This valve works exactly as it's designed to and is very easy to disassemble and clean. One thing to think about though is the pump that you plan on using with this valve. I have a Tunze Silence 1073.05 that is variable speed and I found that I needed to have it nearly cranked to the max to provide enough pressure to raise the valve. This is fine because I run my return pump wide open anyway, but if you have a less powerful pump, you might find that it isn't powerful enough to open the valve. Overall, a great product worth the price and I would certainly recommend it if you're looking for a check valve.
beautiful piece By Sergio on 5/2/12
Sergio would recommend this product to a friend
works great and is very well made, spend the extra dollars!
great valve, but call for sizing By Hugo on 3/17/12
Hugo would recommend this product to a friend
i have .75" flexible tubing in my sump, and figured this would fit. The slip ends themselves are actually 1" and 1/16" inches, my .75" tubing wont fit. The valve: Inner diameter is .75", outer slip fit diameter 1.0625 (1" and 1/16"), end to end is 6.25" and at the widest part it is 3.375" (3" and 3/8"). Great looking valve, great build quality, I hope my review saves some people an unexpected trip to the plumbing store.
Quality is worth the price By Thomas on 3/13/12
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
My initial return had a swing check valve. when the pump turned off a huge water hammer developed that would take several minutes to resolve. I replaced the swing check with this valve and no more water hammers. The design and quality is so much better than a swing check.
love this item! By matthew on 10/2/11
matthew would recommend this product to a friend
I had to many problems with my water siphoning back into my sump, so i looked into there check valve and even tho it was pricey well worth every penny! very heavy duty also.
pricey but very nice By Craig on 8/19/11
Craig would recommend this product to a friend
This is an extremely solidly built part. The walls are strong. The cap is beefy, seals well, and is easy to remove. The weighted stopper is easy to remove with just your fingers. (While clean anyway, haven't had it long enough to say how easy it is to remove when dirty.)
It IS definitely rather expensive, but I was willing to pay it for the extra piece of mind. I've had trouble with siphon break holes stopping up with salt creep to not have one of these.
Get what you pay for By Robert on 8/3/11
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
The check valve is very well made and has minimal back pressure. I like the fact I can see and hear the weight come down when the water tries to siphon into the sump. Also works great as an opening to prime the pump.
Cleans easy By Daniel on 6/24/11
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I love the fact that u can take it apart to clean. it is very well built, very durable. i wanted a product that would last for years and i think it's going to do the job.
Outstanding performer! By email@example.com on 1/28/11
firstname.lastname@example.org would recommend this product to a friend
Was a little worried that it might be overkill but this wye valve is well worth the money. Superb construction coupled with ease of cleaning makes this valve a great investment. I am definitely going to plan to include one on every subsequent build! Once again BRS providing quality equipment at a great price!
Nice Simple Design By David on 10/25/10
David would recommend this product to a friend
Although it is a bit expensive, this check valve works well and is easy to clean. You cannot rely exclusively on a check valve to prevent back flow into your sump - still use a siphon break as well for safety. What this check valve does prevent is the displacement of air from the return piping back into the tank when ever the return pump is turned off and on.
What a Check Valve! By TERRI on 8/19/10
TERRI would recommend this product to a friend
When looking at check valves, I found this one to be what I was looking for. To perform its function, durability and ease of use/cleaning. It meets my needs and expectations and I am impressed! Although the price is definitely hefty, other check valves can't hold a candle to this one! After checking several other specialty websites for this check valve, BRS was the cheapest I found! I really don't think you will be disappointed in this even with the hefty price! BRS has again offered an outstanding product at a very good price! Thanks guys!!
Great design and functionality By Alexander Siopy on 4/19/10
Alexander Siopy would recommend this product to a friend
Really like the fact you can clean up any build up that make occur over time..
Would definitely be buying more!