Self-Piercing Saddle Valve 15mm
The Self-piercing saddle valve 15mm is an easy way to tap into existing iron or copper water supply pipes. Once the valve is attached to the water supply pipe by means of its saddle bracket, the sharp valve needle is then screwed down to puncture the wall of the pipe and tap its water supply. May be installed on CPVC or PEX plastic pipe with caution. And saddle valves are designed for water systems with a maximum pressure of no more than 125 PSI.
- Choose a location as close to the RO unit as possible.
- Make sure the water supply is OFF.
- Back up the piercing pin all the way by turning the handle counter clockwise. It should be retracted slightly past the rubber gasket.
- Position the valve over the pipe and turn the loose clamp piece appropriately to fit the shape of your pipe.
- Firmly tighten the valve to the pipe by turning the screw/bolt. This should be done carefully to avoid over tightening and splitting the gasket.
- Slide compression nut on RO tube.
- Slide on compression sleeve. Note that the sleeve is narrower on one end. Narrow end should be away from valve.
- Insert brass insert into tubing end.
- Tighten compression nut to valve to attach tubing. Do not over tighten.
- Slowly turn valve handle clockwise to pierce pipe. Turn it all the way. This is the “OFF” position.
- Back the valve handle out to open.
- Turn on water supply and check for leaks