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Old 01-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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saddle tap on Pex line

My home was inspected (I'm selling it) and the inspector questioned a saddle
tap that an HVAC installer had put on a pex line to hook up a humidifier a year after the house was built. What is the proper way to hook up the line under typical plumbing codes?


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Old 01-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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Ayuh,.. I'd have just Cut it,+ used a "T" fitting....


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Old 01-31-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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Saddle taps are really good, fast and make it easy to hook water up. If it isn't leaking I would leave it alone.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:11 AM   #4
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what the HVAC guy used is the norm but i never heard of using a saddle valve on PEX. Wonder if that is legit? Not leaking huh? Learn something new everyday
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:14 AM   #5
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A PEX ice maker kit would have a Tee fitting with a shutoff built in. If you do not like the saddle you could use this. Just pushes onto the PEX, no tools required. but the saddle valve if not leaking is fine.
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I' never seen a saddle tap used on pex, even though its not leaking it may be doomed with failure in the future, I would replace with tee immedietly. It may be the hvac guy didn't have any crimping tools and was only used to connecting to copper.


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