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Jack_in_VA
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Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative

said by John97:

Since we moved into our new house in November, my wife has been nagging me to connect a water line to our "extra" refrigerator. The house I bought came with all new kitchen appliances. We brought the refrigerator we had in our old house and put it in the laundry room so we'd have additional fridge/freezer space for when we stock up on things that are on sale, and a place to keep surplus beer, soda, etc.

I am not a big fan of the self-piercing saddle valves and refused to use one. They don't meet code in some areas, and for good reason.

So, I've been procrastinating while I figured out the "right" way to do it.

At Ace Hardware today while I was actually there picking up something else I found this gem:

»www.acehomecenters.net/products/ ··· 995.html

I just popped it in place on the cold-water shutoff valve for the laundry sink and connected the 1/4" line that's attached to the back of the refrigerator.

It took me all of 5 minutes, a pair of adjustable wrenches, and some pipe sealant to get this done.

Now, it's one less thing I can get nagged about.

This seemed to be worth sharing, because even on a DIY job it's better to do it right.

And you're saying a saddle valve that millions upon millions of us are using are not doing it right? I strongly disagree. You are entitled to your opinion about saddle valves.


Lurch77
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said by Jack_in_VA:

And you're saying a saddle valve that millions upon millions of us are using are not doing it right? I strongly disagree. You are entitled to your opinion about saddle valves.

Saddles make good temporary connections. But that's just an opinion.

robbin
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reply to Jack_in_VA
said by Jack_in_VA:

And you're saying a saddle valve that millions upon millions of us are using are not doing it right?

Correct. Doing it right would involve cutting into the line and installing a proper fitting. Many plumbing codes do not allow saddle valves. I can't imagine hiring a plumber and having a saddle valve installed.


Jack_in_VA
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said by robbin:

said by Jack_in_VA:

And you're saying a saddle valve that millions upon millions of us are using are not doing it right?

Correct. Doing it right would involve cutting into the line and installing a proper fitting. Many plumbing codes do not allow saddle valves. I can't imagine hiring a plumber and having a saddle valve installed.

You opinion only Robbin. BTW obviously not shared by all. You really need to separate your opinions and personal preferences with real factual data and state as such when you post.

The fact is millions of saddle valves are in use with no problems.

I can't imagine calling an electrician to install a new breaker or receptacle.

robbin
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It is not my opinion that many plumbing codes do not allow saddle valves. It is fact.

[edit] Most people would call an electrician to install a new outlet in a new location. Same with running a new water line. This is no different.


Jack_in_VA
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said by robbin:

It is not my opinion that many plumbing codes do not allow saddle valves. It is fact.

It is also fact that many local electrical codes do not allow the homeowner/renter to do any electrical work either. It is also a fact this is widely ignored by millions. An illegally installed saddle valve is no different than an illegally installed receptacle is it?

You're just arguing for the sake of it.


Jack_in_VA
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said by robbin:

Most people would call an electrician to install a new outlet in a new location. Same with running a new water line. This is no different.

You can determine from this forum that that statement is not factual. Many can and do run their own electrical.
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robbin
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Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative

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!
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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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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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