How to Use a Reducing Tee

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  • 1-3 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 25-50
What You'll Need
Reducing tee
Measuring tape
Wire or hose

A reducing tee is often used when working with an ice maker or similar machine. It can help to minimize the tee fitting and allow the machine to work more smoothly. If you find yourself in the situation where you need to use a reducing tee, here is a quick guide that can help you.

Step 1 - Pick a Size

The first thing that you need to do is pick the correct reducing tee. Depending on how long the wire or hose is, you will want to make sure you can wrap it around to reduce and shorten it.

Step 2 - Wrap

Now, you need to line the reducing tee up with the hose you're trying to minimize. Start with one end or in the center and wrap it around to make it smaller. You will need to measure before to make sure that you are making it the right length. If you have a twist tie, you can mark it with that or a marker so that you will know how far to wrap while you are working. Once you're finished, wrap it and and then allow it to rest inside.