- Ball Valve - Cepex
Why does BRS recommend this?
Those who have used Cepex ball valves know they are worth every penny. Most hardware stores carry cheap ball valves that over time get hard to turn and can break pretty easily. Cepex ball valves will last a lifetime with super smoother operation. We are always recommending the use of unions on plumbing as well. Unions make everything from plumbing to maintenance easier. Having a union on each side of the ball valve allows for easy removal of hardware, or isolation of equipment for service.
Cepex Ball Valves operate with smooth precision and last forever.
- Comes with slip AND thread fittings
- Smooth long-term operation
- Key for tightening seal
- Easy breakdown makes cleaning a breeze
- More professional look than white Schedule 40 PVC
The golden rule of plumbing is that every job takes three trips to the store. While this can be frustrating locally it can be much worse when shopping online. Being short a fitting or two can delay a plumbing project for days. Here are some quick tips to avoid this.
- Plan your plumbing on paper
- Don't skimp on unions. Unions allow for easy breakdown and maintenance as well as remove the need for precise elbow placement. Use them as often as possible.
- When in doubt order extra. We happily accept returns for a full refund (less shipping) on all unused fittings as part of our 365 day return policy. A few extra bucks in return shipping is less frustrating than a project delay.
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Best Ball Valves By Dylan on 4/9/2020Dylan would recommend this product to a friendI live with a plumber, even he was impressed with the quality of these, i think I’ve made my point.
Great Valve By Patrick on 10/8/2019Patrick would recommend this product to a friendDidn't have room for a gate valve so got this one in 1 1/4". VERY easy to adjust, no leaks, great buy.
Best By Cole Pravda on 5/31/2019Cole Pravda would recommend this product to a friendUsed to use the white ones from Lowe’s I decided to order one and try these out it’s worth every penny to buy these over the pieces of junk at lowes
Only valves to buy By Bryan on 5/5/2019Bryan would recommend this product to a friendDont cheap out and get the standard home depot valve. These valve will last longer and have a build in union to them. The valve opens and closes smooth and without effort after 1 year of use
Highly recommended By FLSharkvictim on 3/22/2018FLSharkvictim would recommend this product to a friendDont buy those Home depot valves, what ever you do! In 6 months you can barely turn them due to the salt. ..Yes, these Cepex Valves are not cheap but they are build to last forever! They are super easy and they stay like that.. Also, you can interchange them to a threaded True Union Ball valve.. Big fat THUMBS up on this product..
Don't settle for less By Sheila on 3/17/2018Sheila would recommend this product to a friendBy far, the best ball valve available. Smooth operation and full union make this a perfect fitting for marine aquarium use. So good, that we've used them outside for irrigation pipes and indoors for the laundry room.
The best ball valve I have worked with By Don on 3/13/2018Don would recommend this product to a friendI have been using ball valves for many years on various projects from repiping the water lines in my house, to installing them on both water softeners and hot water heaters. I wish I had known about these valves sooner because I would have used them instead of the valves in did use.
These valves are elegant in design, being able to tighten the seals and unions on each end, and easy to use.
They are simply marvelous!
Excellent Ball Valve By Frank on 12/4/2017Frank would recommend this product to a friendI think these valves are a must have for any aquarium owner who has a sump. I have multiples of these as well as gate valves on all of my plumbing. These are used to turn on/off lines and with the union I can swap out plumbing as needed when I get new equipment or simply for cleaning. Extremely smooth ball valve union. 100% recommend.
"Pro" Grade Valve with a "Pro" Grade Price By William on 9/7/2017William would recommend this product to a friendWe use these throughout our systems, in every place we can fit them. They have the smoothest action and seal up without effort. It gives you the flexibility to change your design on a whim, or add in more plumbing which is critical in an aquatic laboratory such as ours. When implemented properly, these are fail-proof.
Awesome quality valve By Gary on 5/29/2017Gary would recommend this product to a friendThese Cepex Ball Valves are amazing quality. The fit and finish is top notch. The handle is so easy to turn it makes those cheap ball valves you find at the box stores seem outright painful to use.
Super Smooth By Art on 3/4/2017Art would recommend this product to a friendI love these valves. Very smooth and easy to turn.
HIGH QUALITY By Zach on 2/19/2017Zach would recommend this product to a friendAwesome valves for any application needed. I recommend using AQUA SAFE o-ring lubricant that can be purchased through BRS. I installed the ball valves with out lubricant and they started leaking within a fiew months. I then installed replacement ball valve by lubricating the o-rings and so far so go! The only negative review I have with these ball valve is that I cannot find replacement parts. I really wish BRS could sell O-ring kits for these valves.
I am setting up a 240 gallon reef tank it's 8 feet long with an overflow on each end 3/4 supply and 1 inch return I wanted to use these ball valves but wasn't sure if they can work with schedule 40 or if I have to plumb the whole setup in schedule 80? Also I wanted to get the wye check valve in 3/4 in for supply but it looks like it has slip fittings how can I install the check valve inline with the solid piping?
Sch40 and sch80 have the same size fittings, etc and are interchangeable so no worries there. The slip fittings on the check valve are the same diameter as the pipe, so they can be connected with unions or really any other fititng that would connect two pieces of pipe.
Can these valves be used with vinyl tubing.
Do you guys sell the union nut for these ball valves?
While we don't sell the threaded nut portion of the valve, if you're looking to re-use a cepex ball valve, we do have replacement union ends, which can be purchased at the link below.
What are the dimensions of the 1" valve?
The Cepex Ball valve will be approximately 5"L x 2.75"W x 4.25"T
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What is the length of the 1/2” valve?
This ball valve is 4.5" in length.
Hey do this product come with the union?
The unions are built into the cepex ball valves. They provide collars for both slip and threaded applications.
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For one inch pvc pipe do I get a one Inch ball value.
The 1" PVC pipe will slip into the Ball valve 1" fitting. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Do you sell replacement slip fittings? I'd like to re-use my valves on a new build.
Can these valves be connected directly to an ABS bulkhead?
How large are the 1" valves?
Where’s it made?
These have been manufactured by Cepex in Spain. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Can you please tell me the length of the 1" valve, from end to end? Need to make sure there's room to add one of these before building my stand.
The 1" Cepex ball valve is 4 7/8" inches long from end to end.
Hope it fits for you!
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Can I use the Cepex ball valves with Schedule 40 PVC? My tank is already drilled for the Schedule 40 bulkheads so I'm already stuck with that kind of PVC. Just wanted to be sure before I purchased this for my plumbing.
Schedule 80 and 40 pvc are compatible. All the plumbing will have the corresponding nominal sizes, so a 1" Sch80 Cepex ball valve for example will fit 1" Sch40 pipe just fine.
I have 3 1/2” valves running a manifold this set up has been running for a little over a year and I have already replaced all 3 valves once because they were leaking through the shaft of the handle. At the time you didn’t have the replacement gasket kit in stock so I just got new ones. A few months later they are all leaking again. I have several 3/4” and 1 1/2” that are great still dry as a bone. Am I missing something on the 1/2”? Would a gate valve be a better option in 1/2”? Thanks kevin
A gate valve probably wouldn't help much more than a ball valve, in fact I prefer the ball valve because the control does not need to be as precise. If you are experiencing a leak in your valves please contact our customer support for warranty support.
Hi, can i use regular primer and cement to glue the cepex ball valve to regular white PVC?
You can use regular primer and cement with the ball valve and schedule 40 PVC. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!