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Instructions for Installing a Saddle Valve / Saddle-V

Product Code: Saddle-V  | SaddleV                                                                    

Please follow the instructions below carefully to ensure a safe fitting of your new saddle valve / connection to your water supply.



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Caution: This saddle valve is designed to fit hard copper pipes only.

Do Not Use on plastic pipes or SOFT Copper pipes ie the final stretch (usually several inches long) of SOFT copper pipe that might lead directly into the tap tail. (This is because the pin might dent the soft copper before it pierces, creating a larger hole / / small leak).


Identify the mains cold water pipe, using a section that is straight and free from paint, scratches or dents.

Position the clamp onto the copper pipe - BUT first make sure the PIN underneath is fully withdrawn / invisible - by turning (ii) (see image above) - so the clamp sits snugly on the pipe.

Then finger tighten the clamp by turning the bottom nut (i).

Then tighten properly with a spanner.

NB Do NOT over tighten. One or two spanner turns after finger tight should do. Do not split your pipe! The aim is simply to make the saddle valve immovable on the pipe.


Once saddle clamp is secured firmly on the pipe, turn the T bar tap on the saddle clamp clockwise until it stops turning. (This will pierce the pipe with a metal pin – invisibly.) Turn tap all the way down.

Turning the T bar tap a few turns back will allow the water to flow. Only do this when you are ready to ‘start up’ the system. 

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