saddle valve in a/c copper pipe


Old 11-05-07, 09:11 AM
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saddle valve in a/c copper pipe

I made a stupid mistake when I accidentally pierced the small copper pipe carrying the refrigerant with a saddle valve, thinking that it was a water pipe. I was trying to install a house humidifier. I also opened the valve to see if water was coming out leaking out some of the freon in that process.
Now how do I get this fixed and what would it cost?
can I leave the saddle valve as it is and seal the outlet or is it possible to remove the valve and seal the hole on the copper pipe?
Does the refrigerant need to be topped up?
any help regarding this would be highly appreciated.
best rgds, kb
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Old 11-05-07, 06:04 PM
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I am afraid you will have to call for service, and leave the valve there for now to keep the system some what sealed.

As for price, be hard to say, all depends on what needs to be done.
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