Good materials, but does not reliable By Kevin on 7/6/2012
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 5/19/2012
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 5/2/2012
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 3/17/2012
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 3/13/2012
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 10/2/2011
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 8/19/2011
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 8/3/2011
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 6/24/2011
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 firstname.lastname@example.org on 1/27/2011
email@example.com 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 10/25/2010
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 8/19/2010
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!!