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Old 06-01-16, 10:12 AM
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The common needle value we use when putting in a ice maker for example; DOES ANYONE MAKE THAT CLAMP ON VALUE WITH A ROUND HANDLE? The small nail size tee handle is a pain, so hard to turn in some instances and found they even bend.....why not a round handle?
 
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Old 06-01-16, 10:19 AM
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Those "tap" valves are a pain in the fingers as well as another part of the anatomy.

Further, they are actually prohibited by some refrigerator manufacturers for use with icemakers and refrigerated water dispensers.

I personally would never use a clamp-on tap valve.
 
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Looked at a fridge from Sears a few years ago. They won’t install a fridge to the plumbing which uses a “tap” valve.
 
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Old 06-01-16, 11:42 AM
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In many areas of the country those saddle valves are no longer approved for use. In some areas they are no longer allowed for use. Every state's code is different.
 
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Right about whst is does to one fingers, did not know they were not ok in some areas, been used for years and truly never hwd a problem other trying to turn handle, could never understood why thst design was used .
 
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Old 06-01-16, 02:27 PM
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The new refrigerators require a full port valve for the ice maker. Probably due to the filters these fridges have also..

If a old saddle valve is used the seloniods burn out in no time. I often see that happen in as little as 4 months..

And as well as not being to code anymore in many areas. NJ we cannot use them anymore.. Its been 10 plus years AFAIK...
 
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