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Saddle valve installation on PEX tubing

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From Rick Jones:

Should a clamp-on saddle valve be used with the new PEX tubing? This stuff is thin walled, and distorts considerably when you try to clamp a saddle valve on it. After time, wouldn’t the PEX tubing weaken and distort further, causing a leak?
asked in Plumbing by darekrudy (21,730 points)
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Hi Rick,

I wouldn’t install saddle valve on PEX tubing. PEX is flexible and it will collapse / flatten under the clamp pressure. All you need to do is cut a Tee into PEX tubing and install regular ¼ turn ball valve.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)