Very high quality. Solid and sturdy as the 40yo bronze plates they were replacing. Not cheap, but in this case, we definitely got what we paid for. Love them.
Quick delivery.The inlet looks beautiful, much sturdier than the plastic one we had before.
The inlet arrived on time and was easy to install. We will use this company again.
The bronze inlet valve cover is exactly as I expected. Thank you.
Looks great and easy to replace the older ones.
Great customer service. Answered all my questions up front. All metal good quality product.
The metal inlet valves appear to be a much better product than the plastic. Thanks for helping to rectify this problem.
Looking for my earring I removed my inlet valve and pulled wires off inlet by accident went on website in a few days a new one was at my door quick ordering, fast shipping, perfect product, can always count on MD vacuum. My Zenex central vac was installed 1978 and I can still get parts from MD. I burned motor out several years ago and that was perfect too from MD Vac. You are always there when I need you. Outstanding service and products.
we're very satisfied with this inlet valve; thank you
the metal inlet pipe on the back appears to be slightly tapered. In order to install on a 2.1" thick wood floor, I used an extender, but in order to fit the extender in the available space, I had to cut off the metal inlet pipe a bit. After I cut it, its diameter was too large to fit the extender, so then I cut slots in the cutoff inlet pipe to get it to bend outward and fit, and then applied silicone sealer to seal up the slots.
NEEDED A FLOOR OUTLET FOR A WOOD FLOOR....THIS LOOKS GREAT AND IS PRE WIRED
Two stars is the result of five stars for function after installation, but one star for manufacture. The wires are connected to the back in a way that makes them break off easily during installation, without being able to simply replace the broken wire. Only option then is to buy another. That just happened to me which made the net cost very high.
(Updated Customer Review: "I recently wrote a not-so-good review of the metal inlet valves because of the manner in which the wires are connected on the back, and the fact that there does not seem to be a way to readily replace a simple broken wire. Without my having requested anything, upon reading my review the company immediately advised that they were refunding the cost in full. That's extraordinary customer service.")
Love the look of these covers, way classier than the white plastic. Appear to be very durable, however, we have only used the outlet a couple of times since receiving the covers. We don't anticipate any issues with quality.
They look great and will last for years. Highly recommend them to everyone.
After 28 years, we finally had to replace one of these metal valves in our home. We have 3 in the house and 1 in our attached garage. I was very pleased with the replacement part and it was shipped quickly to my home.
Metal is the only way to go. Plastic inlets are all crap.
At last! Someone who understands! Thanks for posting!
Installed it and it works fine. We are pleased.
I like this much better than the plastic ones and I definitely like the color better.
Looks great and appears to be well constructed. However, the hole cover spring must have broke and the door won't stay closed. Therefore, you can't use your vac at any other outlet. We purchased (3) inlet valves in antique brass. We have a cleaning lady that comes every two weeks. We vac the other weeks. The valve we installed upstairs only gets used every other week. We installed these valves 2 1/2 years ago and one of the hole covers has lost its tension and won't stay closed. $50 is quite expensive for approximately 33 uses. I personally wouldn't spend (4) times the price to buy this cover again. BC (MD NOTES: We will work with this customer to get the system running for a reasonable cost. These valves are very robust and rarely ever have issues.)
The metal valves are much sturdier when compared to their plastic counterparts. Looks good too!!!
just what i wanted... like the ones i already have in my home.... did not want the white plastic