Saddle Valve size and Use

Richard_60May 3, 2011

My question...i am running new hot and cold water lines from existing lines in my basement to a new sink.. the location of the existing lines will not permit me to sweat new T's to these lines...can i use SADDLE VALVES and if so do they make them that have a big enough compression outlet(1/2")that will carry the water to the sink hook-ups...or what size will work to permit enough water flow from existing lines...HELP!!

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randy427

Even if saddle valves were permitted, and they aren't, the volume of water flow would be unsatisfactory, by far, for a sink. Saddle valves use only a pinhole perforation in the original line.
If you could have installed saddle valves, you should be able to install sweated or compression fittings.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 3:03PM
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brickeyee

"the location of the existing lines will not permit me to sweat new T's to these lines"

Never seen a line that cannot be cut and a T installed.

It may not be as simple if the lines are not in the open, but you can always work on them.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 10:23AM
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bus_driver

Sober and sane people do not use saddle valves.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 4:48PM
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