Easiest way to go from 1/2" ball valve to 1/4 inch compression fitting?
I'm planning to replace a saddle valve that connects my 3/4" water line to my furnace humidifier via flexible copper tubing.
I'm going to install a 3/4-1/2-3/4 tee, and then the 1/2" ball valve on the 1/2" side of the tee leading to the humidifier, but then I need to get some kind of reducer to connect the 1/2" ball valve to the 1/4 inch compression fitting that is at the end of a flexible cobber tube that leads to the humidifier.
I went to two Home Depots and the only thing they have to go from the 1/2" ball valve to 1/4" compression is to sweat an MIP female fitting onto the ball valve and then connect a threaded 1/2" male MIP fitting to that, which then has the 1/4" compression connection on the other end.
Isn't there a way to go directly from the ball valve to some kind of reducer that connects to 1/4" compression fitting, w/o messing with the MIP threaded fittings in between?
Or maybe I just need to try a different store than Home Depot? Would Menard's have more fittings than an HD?