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I have replaced a few of these but run into the same issue. Each time I had to dismantle the whole thing, drench the assembly in liquid wrench, put it in a vice grip, use a closed box wrench with leverage and they come out.


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Saddle valves are terrible as actual valves. They are a cheap/easy way to tap an existing water line, but that's it. After you use them a few times, you just can't rely on the needle to cleanly seal against the punctured hole of the copper pipe, and to cleanly come back out again. In your case it also looks like there may be some galvanic corrosion on the ...


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Counter-clockwise is correct. However, it looks like that valve has a leak. If it sticks, I wouldn't mess with it too much as it might gets stuck open or leaky. The simplest way to fix it is to just replace the saddle vale with a new one. A better fix would be to cut that section of the pipe out and replace it with a Sharkbite T. Then you can attach a good ...


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Looks to me like the test access port is located right where indicated in the picture below. Note that the pressure meter is often also used to check for leaks after gas pipe and control valve installation. The meter unit would be attached. Then the gas supply turned on to pressurize the line. The meter will show a reading based on the line pressure. Then ...


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You can download the manual from http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation. It explains how to turn off and restart. If in doubt, I'd contact the maker and ask for advice.


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I don't think that you need to turn off the gas to the hot water heater. I believe that it is likely acceptable to leave the appliance on the 'pilot' setting. I would obtain the manual for this device (try searching online, you will likely find it that way) or call the support number for the manufacturer. However, what is acceptable practice is not ...


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Yes, it's good possibility that if you don't purposefully depressurize the lines first, you will get spray. But this is easy to do. Turn off the hot water heater. If it's electric, there is usually an off position on the knob on the front, or turn it off at the breaker panel. If it's gas, just turn the knob to pilot. Turn off the cold water supply to the ...


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That looks like a Brasscraft valve. I bought a repair kit at Home Depot (Lowess didn't have it) for a few bucks. Pretty easy to install and that fixed it. Here's a link to a Dano (aftermarket) repair kit: ...


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That looks like a 1/2" copper pipe with the valve soldered on. Definitely check it with a magnet before trying to wrench it off. If it is copper and you are not handy with soldering, you could replace it fairly easily using a valve with a compression fitting inlet: You will have to carefully cut the pipe behind the existing valve, and use steel wool ...


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You can try a magnet to the pipe to see of it is an iron or steel pipe. The magnet will be readily attracted to the iron pipe. Copper will not be attracted by the magnet. From the looks of it in the picture I would say that it is a galvanized iron pipe. An iron pipe will have a threaded connection to the valve. To properly remove the valve from the pipe ...



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