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Cho Baka
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Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative

Good work.
I also used one to install the line to my dishwasher.

Saddle valves are complete rubbish.
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Jack_in_VA
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Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative

said by Cho Baka:

Good work.
I also used one to install the line to my dishwasher.

Saddle valves are complete rubbish.

Hooking up a dishwasher with a saddle valve? No wonder. You should have called a plumber for that. I installed a "T" and shutoff valve for mine.

robbin
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said by Jack_in_VA:

You're just arguing for the sake of it.

Who's arguing for the sake of it? You made a public statement which I disagreed with and I posted my disagreement. Now it appears that you are arguing that millions violate code and that therefore it is OK to do so. I have no problem if you want to violate code, but I do have a problem if you recommend that others do so on this public forum.

In any case, glad the OP found a proper device to hook up their second refrigerator. Having a second fridge is nice, but having ice in it is even nicer!

robbin
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said by Jack_in_VA:

said by Cho Baka:

Good work.
I also used one to install the line to my dishwasher.

Saddle valves are complete rubbish.

Hooking up a dishwasher with a saddle valve? No wonder. You should have called a plumber for that. I installed a "T" and shutoff valve for mine.

Sounds like Cho Baka See Profile used an "add a T" to install the dishwasher. Just like the OP did for their fridge.
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Jack_in_VA
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Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative

said by robbin:

said by Jack_in_VA:

said by Cho Baka:

Good work.
I also used one to install the line to my dishwasher.

Saddle valves are complete rubbish.

Hooking up a dishwasher with a saddle valve? No wonder. You should have called a plumber for that. I installed a "T" and shutoff valve for mine.

Sounds like Cho Baka See Profile used an "add a T" to install the dishwasher. Just like the OP did for their fridge.

I never said the op was wrong. I said the op should not have dissed others who use saddle valves or anything else as it really is none of his business what others do. He posted what he did so he made it public.

BTW a dishwasher has a little different water requirement than a ice maker. A saddle valve would not be suitable for it.


Jack_in_VA
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Ok I'm done with this thread/subject. The two or three main resident Trolls are so boring and predictable it's almost like a script.

OP your install was very nice and should serve you very well.

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Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative

said by Lurch77:

The click you speak of, actually clique, may be true, but I'm certainly not part of it. Not in this forum anyway

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Cho Baka
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Yes, I used the "add a T" for my dishwasher.
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Jack_in_VA
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My posting on this topic is concluded.



Cho Baka
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That was my original plan, but the "add a T" fitting wound up cheaper and less work.
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PeeWee
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said by Lurch77:

said by Jack_in_VA:

You think you can just jump in and throw your punch don't you? I wonder if you have the balls in person? I doubt it. This forum has a couple of overly clickish members that will one way or another force compliance with them or get the mods to do it for them.

I'm not sure what this is. Some kind of dumb comment because you know you'll never meet me, I guess. It would be fun, though, I'm sure.

The click you speak of, actually clique, may be true, but I'm certainly not part of it. Not in this forum anyway.

P.S. Take note of how often you end up in disagreement with others in this forum. It's not everyone else.


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Ken
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reply to Jack_in_VA

said by Jack_in_VA:

IMO the reason they are not permitted in some areas is the same with electrical. Crafts have persuaded the locals/state to outlaw them so they will get more work. Nothing to do with if they really are a problem.

I can answer your post with your own words...
You really need to separate your opinions and personal preferences with real factual data and state as such when you post.

In reality saddle valves are not allowed in some areas because they are not reliable long term. Best practice is to install a T and a real shutoff valve. I always recommend anyone with a saddle valve should cut it out and install the proper hookup.


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said by Ken:

said by Jack_in_VA:

IMO the reason they are not permitted in some areas is the same with electrical. Crafts have persuaded the locals/state to outlaw them so they will get more work. Nothing to do with if they really are a problem.

I can answer your post with your own words...
You really need to separate your opinions and personal preferences with real factual data and state as such when you post.

In reality saddle valves are not allowed in some areas because they are not reliable long term. Best practice is to install a T and a real shutoff valve. I always recommend anyone with a saddle valve should cut it out and install the proper hookup.

This is what the seasoned plumber I used to work with (who took a retail job after retirement, for something to do) used to say, as well. He'd see someone with a saddle valve in hand and ask them if they had a pipe cutter and torch; if they did, he'd put the right parts in their hand, which were often cheaper than the saddle.

We're talking about a plumber with over 50 years of experience and no profit motive (he wasn't being paid to install the parts and the correct parts were cheaper; he was also retired and worked this shitty retail job for kicks), if he said it was the right way to do it, it was. Let's see if Jack can figure out why that might be the case.

If it comes down to it, I can just explain it, Physics 101 style, like my former coworker explained it to me. If there's still argument, we'll have found our problem.

MaynardKrebs
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These guys make the best mini-ball valves in the business as far as I'm concerned »www.dahlvalve.com/whats_new.aspx

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