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Old 12-23-2007, 06:16 PM   #16
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There is probably a tap a line valve feeding the poly pipe and it's corroded closed. You need to forget back flushing and locate the valve for the poly. This is a very common issue.

If the valve is corroded closed ( house is only 4 years old), it is in the ceiling somewhere (where the manifold is). I'm not willing to open any drywall to hunt for it, so if it's a corroded valve, I'll have to live with it.

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Old 12-23-2007, 06:38 PM   #17
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Picture shows it running up into ceiling. I don't have more pictures, of this line. Question is, can I get to it's source, without opening wall / ceiling?
What is Above that Ceiling,..??

Is there a 2nd floor,..?? or a Crawl Space,..??....
If it's a crawl space,..... There's Got to be an access to it Somewhere.........???....
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Gary - If you can't find the source where it connects into your supply - whether it is a Tee or a valve -then you should leave it alone until you do. What if you had connected your hose in an attempt to backflush and it burst the tubing inside the wall ??

Can you contact the builder and ask ?
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The valve needs to be located and replaced, that is why codes don't allow saddle taps any longer. They fail often.
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What is Above that Ceiling,..??

Is there a 2nd floor,..?? or a Crawl Space,..??....
If it's a crawl space,..... There's Got to be an access to it Somewhere.........???....
2nd floor with all supply lines not accessable.
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Gary - If you can't find the source where it connects into your supply - whether it is a Tee or a valve -then you should leave it alone until you do. What if you had connected your hose in an attempt to backflush and it burst the tubing inside the wall ??

Can you contact the builder and ask ?

tfan,

At this point, I think you're right to suggest call to builder!
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The valve needs to be located and replaced, that is why codes don't allow saddle taps any longer. They fail often.

bigMike,

If you are referring to a saddle valve feeding the 1/4" poly line, there isn't one. The valve feeding it is threaded onto 1/2" house supply line. With your previous post, I thought you were referring to valve feeding the 1/2" line, at PEX manifold in ceiling.
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Is the manifold accessible ? Does its look like one of these ?

http://www.pexsupply.com/CategoryPre...ID=518&brandid=

If everything else is working off the manifold - this is your "source" - you need to identify the one that goes to the line to the fridge.
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Is the manifold accessible ? Does its look like one of these ?

http://www.pexsupply.com/CategoryPre...ID=518&brandid=

If everything else is working off the manifold - this is your "source" - you need to identify the one that goes to the line to the fridge.

From the limited pictures I took while my house was being built, yes the manifold looks like one of those pictured. Problem is, the manifold is in ceiling and not accessible. Plus, assuming there are additional manifolds, I don't have pictures of them. Therefore, who knows where the source is. I'm not willing to tear up drywall, just to "look around". Fortunately, only fridge is affected. So, if I have to live with it, I will. A call to the builder might be my best option, at this point. What a pain - I feel like I'm attempting a repair with my eyes closed. Do you have a pair of x-ray glasses??

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