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Old 09-15-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
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How does one tap a PEX run for an ice maker? I'm used to the saddle clamp taps that drill themselves into the copper. One thought was to cut the pex and insert a piece of copper, say 6", just for the tap, but that seems silly. Thoughts?

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You'd just need to install an appropriate pex fitting to transition to a tee. Can't do anything as simple as the old saddle/needle valves. A threaded connection as opposed to a pierced connection will give better water flow (no hollow ice cubes 2 years down the road).

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They make pex connectors for this both the crimp and shakbite style ,They carry them at the box stores at least mine do
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OK, that makes sense. Put a tee in there, the main flow goes straight, and then off the tee I just reduce the size to the tubing needed for the ice maker. Great! Off to the big box store I go again... and again... and again... :-)
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Home depot carries a 1/2 barb x 1/2 barb x 1/4 comp valve that would would perfectly.
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