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saddle valves

Pinball Member Posts: 249
Ok guys.. I know this might sound silly however, can those piercing saddle valves be used on aqua-pex or equivalent? To explain further, I am connecting a 1/4' ice maker line and it would be easier to do this, than running all the way to a copper line in basement. 50 ft. away.

 If not, has anyone heard of a "Tee" that can go between the sink supply line and a 1/4" ice maker line?




  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,186
    Yes there is a tee

    the hardware stores and the box stores have 3/8" x 3/8" x 1/4" tees that go onto the outlet of a compression fitting like a lavatory or kitchen sink supply. Saddle valves are against Massachusetts plumbing code. They also make compression tees that can be used with inserts in the Pex tubing to provide a tap for an icemaker.
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  • Pinball
    Pinball Member Posts: 249
    thank you

    Thanks Charlie!

    I will look for them . I like the compression tee idea best.since in the future, it may have to be removed.

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