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my saddle valve won't shut off water

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I am trying to remove an old humidifier on my furnace.  Its water supply is controlled by an overhead saddle valve.  I have tried tightening the valve by hand, turning clockwise until it won't turn anymore, but the water sprays out of the humidifier attachment when i try to disconnect it.  The water won't stop which indicates the valve is still open.  Is there some secret to these things?  thanks  John Melone
asked in Plumbing by jmelone (120 points)
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The one thing you can try is to retighten (if possible) the packing nut located below the handle and see if that helps (retightne the nut on an open valve and then try to close it). If that won’t help, the rubber gasket has probably deteriorated and I would suggest replacing the saddle valve, or installing a regular valve (better solution but more work).
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)