We have a leaky saddle valve feeding our humidifier. We eventually want to get a real valve installed, but for now are looking for a cheap near-term solution.
Here is my concern: the original valve was installed on the cold water line, but was put in very close to the water heater input (about 8" above it). If I turn off the cold water supply and remove this valve, is there any chance that i will get water spraying back at me from the water heater? Are there any sure ways to prevent this? Just looking to do an easy DIY repair without getting scalded.