Asked by: Nayana Engelmeierhome and garden home appliances
How do you use a saddle valve?
Last Updated: 28th April, 2020
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Beside this, how do you use a self piercing saddle valve?
Insert the water supply tube into the threaded outlet on the saddle valve, push the sleeve against the outlet, then screw the compression nut onto the threaded outlet. Tighten the nut by hand until snug, then use an adjustable wrench to tighten the nut another one-half turn.
Secondly, how do I know if my saddle valve is open or closed? When the handle of a ball valve is parallel to the valve or pipe, it's open. When it's perpendicular, it's closed. This makes it easy know if a ball valve is open or closed, just by looking at it. The ball valve below is in the open position.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you shut off a saddle valve?
The hardest part of shutting off the valve may be finding it.
- Locate the water supply line on the back of the refrigerator.
- Trace the line from the refrigerator to where it is connected at the other end.
- Turn the handle on the saddle valve clockwise to close the valve and stop the supply of water to the refrigerator.
Can saddle valves be shut off?
Saddle valves are self-tapping devices. Once mounted on a line, with the included rubber seal in place, all that is required is to turn the valve clockwise until it pierces the water line. Turning the handle counter-clockwise opens the valve. These valves can be installed without shutting off the main water supply.