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Video: How To Install A Water Line To A Refridgerator

Installing a water line to your refridgerator for the ice maker is not a hard job but it may take 1-2 hours depending on the distance you need to run the line. These simple kits can be purchased at any hardware store and should be under $20.

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We're going to add the water line, ice maker line to your water to the house and connect it to the fridge. You can pick these up at any hardware store, they come completely as a kit. Everything is in there that you need, for under $20 for sure. It's really simple to do, takes us 5 minutes.

The first thing you're going to need, really simple tools, again. You need a small crescent wrench and multi-end screwdriver. We've got the kit opened up. The nice thing about this is you can clamp this little valve to any copper pipe in your home that is a cold line. You don't want to put it on the hot line because you're just putting hot water into the fridge and then having to cool it down. So we want a cold line, a copper line. We've got our valve here, and what's going to actually happen is we're going to put this around the pipe, tighten it up with these bolts, and then we're going to simply turn the valve that comes right on the tap, and it's going to put this little pointer right through your pipe.

Now, they say you don't even have to turn the water off. As a precaution, I always turn the water off. There's no point in having an accident. So I've turned the water off, I'm setting up my valve here. So first of all, you just screw that point all the way in so it's not actually protruding. There's a little rubber gasket that then fits inside of there. Again, this all comes in this kit.