Asked by: Chunlian Ranchalasked in category: General Last Updated: 18th April, 2020
Can you put a saddle valve on PEX?
Subsequently, one may also ask, are saddle valves up to code?
Answer. Most state and local codes prohibit the use of a saddle valve, also known as a piercing saddle valve, saddle tap or needle valve, consisting of a clamp that punctures a hole in an existing water intake pipe. It is a shortcut used instead of installing a more permanent and secure connection.
Also, what is better than a saddle valve? Saddle valves don't have one. Most of them don't leak, but they have a much higher chance of leaking than a properly installed water valve. When installing an ice maker or whole-house humidifier, tap off of an existing water line with a proper tee fitting and have a proper shutoff valve installed.
Also know, can a saddle valve be shut off?
A saddle valve is mounted directly on to a pipe which is usually 1/2 inch copper tubing. Saddle valves are self-tapping devices. Turning the handle counter-clockwise opens the valve. These valves can be installed without shutting off the main water supply.
How much does it cost to replace a saddle valve?
To replace a saddle valve or tee off an existing water line, start by obtaining the needed parts. I'm assuming the saddle valve is connected to a ½" copper water line. If you're comfortable soldering copper tubing and you already have the equipment to do it, this project will cost about $10.