UnderSink Adaptor- Saddle Valve
C Clamp Needle 1/4″ (Self Piercing)
Brass material lasts longer
For 3/8″ to 1.25″ copper pipe
1/4″ compression outlet
Only to be used in desperation if there is no plumber to do the installation into the water line.
Will work on lines up to 1/2″ thick
Clamp around copper pipe and turn handle to self pierce copper pipe and access the water supply to the filter
Ideal on older houses with individual copper water lines
In addition, these devices work very well but are not Australian Standards Approved. Therefore should only be used at own risk and when no other options are available.
What is a Saddle Valve
Used for supplying cold water to:
In other words, a saddle valve is mounted directly on to a pipe which is usually 1/2 inch copper tubing. Saddle valves are self-tapping devices. Once mounted on a line, with the included rubber seal in place. All that is required is to turn the valve clockwise until it pierces the water line. When the valve handle can no longer be turned, it is done tapping the pipe. Turning the handle counter-clockwise opens the valve. These valves can be installed without shutting off the main water supply.
However, plumbing codes (local or international) often do not allow use of a saddle valve; instead a tee and a conventional globe, gate, or ball valve is to be installed.