Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sharkbitten Severe water hammering
I installed this into my main line (120 psi input) to replace an existing but aging regulator. Upon first turning water back on, experienced violent water hammering that would continue until the water was completely shut off. Everything from flushing toilet, irrigation solenoids, and shower caused hammering. Was only able to prevent hammering by barely opening main valve. Replaced with Zurn 600XL, SKU 245406 and had absolutely no problems since.
July 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ExperiencedRenovator Also severe water hammering
After about 9 months, I also am having the problem that this pressure valve has started causing my entire house plumbing to hammer whenever water is turned on. It started with just the washing machine but now has extended to everything. It has taken me a bit to narrow the problem down, and once I saw the other people with the same problem, has confirmed my diagnosis. I will be replacing this with another PRV ASAP .
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pigpen4X4 Horrible
I'm on my third, and it's gotta go!
The thing is mostly noise, though this one is
running high pressure now.
I hope I can find my receipt, so I can get something
The first one bade a terrible banging noise while water was being used.
The second a moaning noise during slight water use.
The third, (current) makes also makes a moaning, but is
any water use and is so loud it can be heard all through
the house, even in the yard all the way to the street.
May 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rb violent pulsating after installed
I purchased two of these for two separate water lines entering my property. The municipal water pressure had gone up significantly and was running 90psi-140psi and blowing out our hot water tank pressure valves in both buildings. I like sharkbite and these installed easily. They might very well regulate the water pressure. However, a very loud, violent, pulsating has resulted from both regulators when water is running through them that I'm afraid will shake my plumbing apart. It does come and go so it might coincide with when the incoming pressure is highest, still well under the maximum rating of the regulator. I tried adjusting the pressure on one, but it didn't change a thing. I emailed Cash Acme twice asking for advice and received no response back. I'm surprised no one else has complained about these.
February 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by yojamey Super Fast and Easy Installation with Copper or CPVC
Super Fast and Easy Installation with Copper or CPVC
I am still skeptical that o-rings in the Sharkbite application will withstand the tests of multiple DECADES of time.
I love how fast and easy the installation is and personally after consulting with a plumber I buddy would use sharkbite fittings only for a temporary fix until a "real"/traditional time tested soldered-connection could be done for copper or primed and glued threaded-connection could be made with CPVC
December 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FlooringPRO Life Saver!
Existing PRV went out at 2am Sunday and the banging pipes woke me up. Ran a test and I had 110 psi in my lines. Turned water off to the house and went to Home Depot as soon as it opened. I have used many Sharkbite fittings and valves in my house and they are amazing! My PRV was in a very difficult place and this Sharkbite PVR was the only way to go. Cut the existing out, made sure the copper lines were cleaned and deburred, marked where the ends should push to, l always leave the plastic inserts in with copper unless they get bent at all then I take them out, push together and one hour later I'm all set! Easily adjusted the pressure to 60psi with the screw. Never have had a leak or any problem with any Sharkbite! Has saved me hundreds of dollars!
November 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BG32 pressure regulator
I love how easy this valve is to install. This pressure regulator valve is a time saver easy and easy to adjust the pressure. You can use it either with copper tube,CPVC or PEX. They save so much time and effort by not having to sweat copper fittings. You will be happy with this pressure regulator again it was a time saver all you have to do is cut the pipe clean it and slip on the regulator just that easy.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Good replacement regulator
I installed this regulator in a tight crawl space. It made it very easy for me to just cut the line in two places and slip it on. I was done in 5 minutes max. The time saved on installation is well worth the extra expense. Follow the arrow to make sure you install it in the right direction. Since both side look the same it would be easy to install it backwards. Pressure is already factory set and no need to .
November 11, 2015