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nocluejo
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Water line to fridge

Post by nocluejo » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:53 am

So I currently have no line hooked up, and the fridge is a good distance from the water pipes.
Lowes sold the fridge with this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/EASTMAN-5-ft-L ... or/3190917

I'm thinking of getting this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/SharkBite-1-2- ... 1000201707 and putting it on the cold water pipe before the sink faucet.

I was thinking of getting 1/4" copper pipe to connect to the above Ice Maker Connector. But I'm not sure how the other end would attach to the Tee push fitting. Any ideas? I've never done any plumbing work before at all. I know I have to turn the water mains off first though :)

I've attached a pic of how it currently looks, the top valve is to the cold faucet. Right before that the pipe that goes off to the left is the dishwasher hookup
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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by Shannon » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:32 pm

The hose the store sold you is a better option then the 1/4" copper IMO. How far do you have to go to get to the fridge?
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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by nocluejo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:35 am

It's about 10 feet to get there. The one they sold me is only 5

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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by Shannon » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:21 am

You may be able to buy a longer one or hook multiple hoses like that together with the proper connector. The copper 1/4" line can be problematic so I would recommend the braided line like what they sold you and it will connect right to the valve you have
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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by nocluejo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:57 pm

Oh so you can connect multiple of those together?

I currently don't a valve for the fridge so I have to hook one up. It looks like that's a push to fit tee on there I think I can disconnect and put an extra tee on with a new valve.

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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by Shannon » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:22 pm

Yes you can hook them together with the right fitting.
yes you should be able to use one like you showed in the link above.
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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by nocluejo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:55 pm

What would the right link be too hook them together?

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Re: Water line to fridge

Post by Shannon » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:18 am

Actually even better would be to get the 15' long hose . Less joints means less chance for leaks in the future. You want the hose longer then the total distance so you can pull the fridge out to do the connection and then push it back into place.
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