Fort Wayne, IN
reply to jrs8084
Re: Refrigerator water connection - saddle valve alternative
said by jrs8084:That was my experience with them as well. The line that went to our fridge used one installed by the previous owners. The line sprung a leak one day and I went to shut it off. It never fully shut off as well as it started to leak when I tried to turn it off. It ended up just getting replaced properly with a t, shut off valve, and fitting down to the nylon tubing.
my experience with them is that they are like short lived gate valves. They work fine if you never touch them. But if you ever operate them, . . .