Welcome to Plbg.com
Thank you to all the plumbing professionals who offer their advice and expertise

Over 698,000 strictly plumbing related posts

Plumbing education, information, advice, help and suggestions are provided by some of the most experienced plumbers who wish to "give back" to society. Since 1996 we have been the best online (strictly) PLUMBING advice site. If you have questions about plumbing, toilets, sinks, faucets, drains, sewers, water filters, venting, water heating, showers, pumps, and other strictly PLUMBING related issues then you've come to the right place. Please refrain from asking or discussing legal questions, or pricing, or where to purchase products, or any business issues, or for contractor referrals, or any other questions or issues not specifically related to plumbing. Keep all posts positive and absolutely no advertising. Our site is completely free, without ads or pop-ups and we don't tract you. We absolutely do not sell your personal information. We are made possible by:  

Post New
Log In
How to Show Images
Newest Subjects
 Saddle Vavle
Author: Pama (NY)

Is the Saddle valve for water lines for refrigerator ice maker lines within code standards in New York (Long Island)?

If not , when did this take effect?

Post Reply

 Re: Saddle Vavle
Author: hj (AZ)

Code approved or not, it is the last way I would ever make a connection.

Post Reply

 Re: Saddle Vavle
Author: george 7941 (Canada)

Horrible valves. Whenever I come across a saddle valve while working on a fridge or furnace humidifier and need the water turned off, I turn off water to the whole house and not touch the saddle valve.

You touch a saddle valve, you own it. If the saddle valve malfunctions when you operate it (and they almost always will), the customer expects you to fix it for free bacause the saddle valve was fine all these years, before you touched it.

Post Reply

 Re: Saddle Vavle
Author: Curly (CA)


Post Reply

 Re: Saddle Vavle
Author: bernabeu (SC)

saddle valve : equivalent = to feces

remember: code is the absolute MINIMUM to ensure human survival or safety


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

Post Reply

 Re: Saddle Vavle
Author: Don411 (IN)

Saddle valves are popular because they are easy to install, but a nightmare long term. They always install easily and most don't leak for many years, but if you ever need to turn that handle for any reason they will leak and never seal again. Eventually someone will pay to have that valve cut out and replaced with a tee and proper shutoff. Pay me now or pay me later.

If you do choose to install one, be sure to locate it in a place where the pipes are serviceable as described, if not $$$$ at replacement time.

Post Reply

Please note:
  • Inappropriate messages or blatant advertising will be deleted. We cannot be held responsible for bad or inadequate advice.
  • Plbg.com has no control over external content that may be linked to from messages posted here. Please follow external links with caution.
  • Plbg.com is strictly for the exchange of plumbing related advice and NOT to ask about pricing/costs, nor where to find a product (try Google), nor how to operate or promote a business, nor for ethics (law) and the like questions.
  • Plbg.com is also not a place to ask radiant heating (try HeatingHelp.com), electrical or even general construction type questions. We are exclusively for plumbing questions.

Search for plumbing parts on our sponsor's site:

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Copyright© 2024 Plbg.com. All Rights Reserved.