Installing fridge ice maker line


Old 07-19-19, 08:47 PM
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Installing fridge ice maker line

Hi. I want to connect ice maker line to my fridge. I pulled a 10' plastic braided line behind cabinets from under sink. I was planning to connect it to an existing tee that is screwed in between the cold water line.

I compelted all fittings that would be required for this little project. I am a newbie diy and not sure if this is a correct way of doing this.

I purchased:

1 - compression tee (to replace the current one because I believe its prettt old)

2 - short steel braided line

3 - adapter

4 - compression turn valve

5 - adapter

6 - 10' plastic braided line

7 / 8 - adapter OR hose barb

9 - fridge ice maker line

Here are some pictures:

Would you recommend installing an adapter or a hose barb into the fridge water line?
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Old 07-19-19, 10:23 PM
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Instead of a in-line valve, get a valve that threads directly on to the tee. (compression female on one side).
Your existing tee is compression female on one side and male on the other sides.

DO NOT use barb fitting on the fridge water line. That is pex tubing and it is meant to be installed with compression fitting. It threads on to 1/4" male compression fitting.

Also, while it works, I wouldn't use hose. I would run a copper or pex line. They are thinner and actually can be behind wall.
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