How to remove a saddle valve?

Old 04-18-06, 06:28 AM
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How to remove a saddle valve?

Greetings, I have a saddle valve on the cold water pipe which connects to the refregirator through a 1/4 inch copper pipe in the basement. Because it gets in the way of one of the main beam of my drop ceiling (I am in the middle of finishing my basement), I need to remove it and place a new one at another place. Can some one please tell me how I can fix the little hole left after removing the saddle valve? Any suggestion/advice is appreciated. Thanks.
Old 04-18-06, 07:11 AM
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If it is a coper line, I would advise cutting the line at the hole and soldering a coupling there. Although there are epoxy glues that MAY work, you would always have to worry if they will hold. Since you are finishing your basement, this would seem to be a real concern. A piece of rubber with a small radiator type clamp would seal it but the hole would still be there. Good luck.

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