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Old 10-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am installing an Aprilaire 600 Humidifier and I bought some 1/4 inch polyethylene tubing to connect the humidifier to the saddle valve. However, now I am wondering, is it okay to use regular (non PEX) polyethylene tubing for connecting to the hot water line, or should I get PEX tubing instead?

Also, can I install the saddle valve vertically, or does it need to be installed horizontally?

Thanks

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DHW Temp usually not too hot for plastic hose but if it goes out of control would likely cause it too stretch or melt resulting in excess water damage..

I personally would go with PEX or copper

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Thanks, went and got some soft copper tubing.
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Hi,

I am installing an Aprilaire 600 Humidifier and I bought some 1/4 inch polyethylene tubing to connect the humidifier to the saddle valve. However, now I am wondering, is it okay to use regular (non PEX) polyethylene tubing for connecting to the hot water line, or should I get PEX tubing instead?

Also, can I install the saddle valve vertically, or does it need to be installed horizontally?

Thanks
while i don't like saddle valves you can install them any direction ......ben sr
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just don't over tighten..and tighten evenly
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