Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bookumdanno needed for well water
We live in the mountains where natural gas is abundant . Noticed the hot water would spurt and spit when turned on, sometimes extreme. Holding lighter at faucet when this occured produced flames from the water. Decided to try this as a cheap way to stop this. On hot water outlet side of the water heater added a T fitting. Out of the side port added a small length of pipe to a 90 degree fitting and then up to our hot water pipe. Straight out the top of the T added pipe to just below ceiling and used a 90 degree fitting with a 1/8 inch female port to fit the hydro vent and plugged the other side. Put plastic tubing on the air vent and ran it to the outside of wall. We can now turn on the hot water and no more spitting and sputtering and explosive venting from the faucet. Have to think outside the box.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by x13579 Avoid if can
Buy it as a temporary fix but my original one lasted 23 years, and this Taco one just rotted apart after only one year. Taco not so great anymore.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hawk Excellent vent for baseboard convectors
Very easy to install. Just put a small amount of plumbers teflon pipe seal paste on the threads and hand tighten the unit...no tools needed! I purchased these to replace my old maid-o-mist air vents. After you put your system back in service, just loosen the top thumb nut to release the trapped air- you hear the air rush out and then the unit stops the flow. Then, you just hand tighten the thumb nut again. This prevents any leakage or spitting from the unit. The other reviewers wrote bad reviews because they did not know how to use these devices properly. You just loosen the top nut, let out any air (you can hear it release and internally snap shut), then tighten the nut again. The other reviewers could solve their problem by simply following these directions. Do not follow the manufacturer's recommendation..to loosen the top nut one turn and leave it that way to automatically release the air - you should tighten the top nut and only loosen it when you want to manually release any air, then tighten it so you won't get any water leakage if some dirt or scale gets inside the mechanism and allows water to get out. Always tighten the nut on top after releasing air!
September 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rodger Perfect ! Easy to install
East install. glad I bought from Home Depot great staff to help
September 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Nor durable
Did not last, starts leaking at the cap within a year
February 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JP Leaks less than a year
I went through two of these in less than a year. They leak around the air vent plastic that the cap screws on. Replaced with a Honeywell FV180 this time, hopefully this will hold up better.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brendanhunter excellent!
It's equal if not better in quality compared to o.g. mudbone.
November 1, 2011