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Quick Overview

Why does BRS recommend this?


For 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 and maintenance easier.  By 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

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  • Quick Overview

Why does BRS recommend this?

For 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 and maintenance easier.  By 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

Cepex Ball Valve

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12” Cepex Ball Valve
SKU: 207895

reg. $19.99

Special Price: $13.99

 
 
34” Cepex Ball Valve
SKU: 202400

reg. $21.99

Special Price: $15.00

 
 
1” Cepex Ball Valve
SKU: 202401

reg. $24.99

Special Price: $17.00

 
 
1 14” Cepex Ball Valve
SKU: 202420

reg. $32.99

Special Price: $23.00

 
 
1 12” Cepex Ball Valve
SKU: 202402

reg. $44.99

Special Price: $31.00

 
 
2” Cepex Ball Valve
SKU: 202403

reg. $54.99

Special Price: $38.00

 

Full Details

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 within one month of purchase. A few extra bucks in return shipping is less frustrating than a project delay.

 

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  • "Pro" Grade Valve with a "Pro" Grade Price By William on 9/7/2017

    We 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 5/29/2017

    These 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 3/4/2017

    I love these valves. Very smooth and easy to turn.
  • HIGH QUALITY By Zach on 2/19/2017

    Awesome 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.
  • Worth it By Ian on 2/4/2017

    Don't get pulled towards the cheap PVC valves, spend the extra and purchase these. They are well worth the money with easy smooth rotating motion, quality that will outlast the life of your tank.
  • Worth it By Ian on 2/4/2017

    Don't get pulled towards the cheap PVC valves, spend the extra and purchase these. They are well worth the money with easy smooth rotating motion, quality that will outlast the life of your tank.
  • Worth it By Ian on 2/4/2017

    Don't get pulled towards the cheap PVC valves, spend the extra and purchase these. They are well worth the money with easy smooth rotating motion, quality that will outlast the life of your tank.
  • Worth the cost By Matt on 12/9/2016

    These are pricey but they're built to last. The fact that they're true unions is a plus, and they come with thread and slip fittings, which makes them super versatile.
  • Great products By Reefguy88 on 11/15/2016

    Great stuff great price all around awesome product
  • Great product By Christopher on 9/8/2016

    High quality product at a good price
  • If you need a ball valve get these. By Doc on 8/30/2016

    I can agree with almost all the other reviews. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. I have done lots of plumbing in my lifetime spa, pools residential drains supply lines. Cheap will cost you more in the long run. After I saw the BRS video on return manifolds i decided to buy a Vectra L1 and replace 4 smaller pumps in a 225 gallon system. I purchased 2 1" Cepex for the Display tank returns, a 1/2" for the GFO reactor, another for the calcium reactor and another for the refugium. They are a pleasure to work with and give you the option of a threaded or slip fitting. The handle gives good leverage and a smooth operation. The Home Depot valves I replaced were already difficult to turn after a few years. ( Unfortunately the Vectra L1 was defective and I am waiting on a replacement from Eco Tech.)
  • Worth every penny By Qtr on 7/5/2016

    These may seem expensive at first glance but they have excellent constructions and will virtually last forever. They come with interchangeable slip or threaded fittings and the built in unions are so awesome for easy of plumbing assembly and any future tear down for maintenance or plumbing changes.

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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?
Question by: Louis on Dec 5, 2013 5:51:00 PM
Hey Louis,
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 5, 2013 5:51:00 PM
can these valves be used with vinyl tubing.
Question by: phrank on Nov 7, 2013 7:27:00 PM
Vinyl tubing cannot be connected directly but you could also pick up some barb fittings to attach to each side of the valve that would then allow you to connect a flexible tubing.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 7, 2013 7:27:00 PM
Do you guys sell the union nut for these ball valves?
Question by: Robert on Sep 14, 2017 8:29:00 PM
Hey there,

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.

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/replacement-ball-valve-slip-connectors-cepex.html

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Sep 15, 2017 3:57:00 PM
What are the dimensions of the 1" valve?
Question by: nik buhl on May 16, 2017 12:33:00 PM
Hey there,
The Cepex Ball valve will be approximately 5"L x 2.75"W x 4.25"T

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on May 18, 2017 1:51:00 PM
Hey do this product come with the union?
Question by: steven soccer luo on Feb 24, 2017 8:02:00 PM
Hey there,
The unions are built into the cepex ball valves. They provide collars for both slip and threaded applications.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Feb 27, 2017 4:12:00 PM
For one inch pvc pipe do I get a one Inch ball value.
Question by: Jimmy on Feb 23, 2016 8:51:00 PM
Correct!
The 1" PVC pipe will slip into the Ball valve 1" fitting. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 3:33:00 PM
Do you sell replacement slip fittings? I'd like to re-use my valves on a new build.
Question by: Derrick on Nov 8, 2016 12:27:00 PM
Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us! We currently do not sell the replacement sleeves for these ball valves. Also, the Sch80 True Unions will not fit with the Cepex valve. You would have to purchase a new valve for those parts. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 8, 2016 12:48:00 PM
Can these valves be connected directly to an ABS bulkhead?
Question by: Jose Urban on Jul 4, 2016 3:08:00 AM
No, The Ball valve and Bulkhead are both fitting with accept a piece of PVC pipe to be threaded or glued in. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jul 6, 2016 3:11:00 PM
How large are the 1" valves?
Question by: Phillip on Dec 30, 2016 3:39:00 PM
Great question! The 1" Cepex ball valve is 4 7/8" inches long from end to end. :-)

Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jan 9, 2017 11:46:00 AM
Where’s it made?
Question by: Ed on Apr 4, 2016 10:27:00 AM
Great question!
These have been manufactured by Cepex in Spain. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 8, 2016 10:09:00 AM
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.
Question by: Shannon on Aug 15, 2014 6:42:00 AM
Hi Shannon,

The 1" Cepex ball valve is 4 7/8" inches long from end to end.

Hope it fits for you!
Have a great day :)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Aug 15, 2014 6:42:00 AM
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.
Question by: Craig on Nov 11, 2013 9:28:00 AM
Hi Craig,
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 11, 2013 9:28:00 AM
Hi, can i use regular primer and cement to glue the cepex ball valve to regular white PVC?
Question by: Arturo on Apr 21, 2016 12:35:00 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 3:18:00 PM