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Old 12-30-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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I'm redoing the kitchen. I want this filter thing out.If i take this brass hook up thing off will water shoot out of the hole it made? The shut off tap is above this hook up. How do i take this off properly? Thanx in advance. I tried to add a pic,...
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1 you could leave that saddle clamp valve on the pipe which I donít recommend and put a small brass cap on it.
2 the correct way ,cut the copper and solder in a new small section. Whatever you do, do not attempt to cover the hole with a lead patch.
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answer to your question is YES, water will come out of the hole it made. It looks like a saddle valve. Replacing that section of pipe where the hole is would be the only thing i could suggest.

edit: javiles already nailed it. He likely types with more than two fingers.
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#1 Why do you want to get rid of it?
Other then it being installed wrong in the first place but could be easly corrected it can end up saving you money instead of buying bottled water.
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I'm redoing the kitchen. I want this filter thing out.If i take this brass hook up thing off will water shoot out of the hole it made? The shut off tap is above this hook up. How do i take this off properly? Thanx in advance. I tried to add a pic,...
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answer to your question is YES, water will come out of the hole it made. It looks like a saddle valve. Replacing that section of pipe where the hole is would be the only thing i could suggest.

edit: javiles already nailed it. He likely types with more than two fingers.

Nope 2 fingers and spell check, I have yet to meet an old plumber that can type with more than 2 fingers.
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Yes you could put some teflon tape on the threads and screw a cap on that fitting and probably never have an issue with it
If you do decide to cut it out id do it below that existing coupling in your picture and just run new copper all the way up to a new shut off for faucet.
As far as the filter id just install an inline whole house filter with a ball valve on each side just past your water meter where service enters house
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