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
Quick and efficient service!!
The best of the bunch, though the painted finish is not smooth and will have to be modified. The metal inlets are much more substantial than the plastic and would seem to withstand wear and tear better.
I appreciated the help getting the right replacement part. Good Job!!!
The outlet is what I've been looking for. It looks and works great. I'm keeping you bookmarked for future products.
I had searched Hi and Low for a replacement outlet. Your website provided me with the exact part I was looking for - timely delivery to boot. I will return when the need arises. Thanks.
These metal valves are the only way to go as the plastic ones did not last long.
A great product and a whole lot more reliable than the plastic versions. We ahd put up with a poor connection with a replacement plastic version and should have spent the money for this one.
Very happy with this. Wish I'd made this purchase years ago, when my plastic one broke. This will last for years and looks great!
Great product. Very easy installation and a perfect fit on our 20 some years old system.