For a standard kitchen sink shutoff valve, you need a 3/8-by-3/8-by-1/4-inch Add-A-Tee. You also need a 1/4-inch flex water supply tube that is long enough to run from the Add-A-Tee to the refrigerator, plus several feet so you can pull out the fridge without yanking on the water line.

What do I need to connect my fridge to a water line?

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Quote from Youtube video: These are called saddle valves and use a clamp type system that clamps onto the pipe with two screws. And uses a small needle to puncture it. Giving water to whatever it's connected to however.

What type of tubing is used for a refrigerator water line?

The tubing should have a diameter of 1/4-inch and can be copper line, braided steel line or plastic tubing. Many professionals prefer copper line, but plastic tubing is commonly sold as part of ice maker installation kits.

What connections does a refrigerator need?

The refrigerator connects to the household outlet using a standard three-prong plug. The plug has two square prongs and one round prong that match holes in a standard, three-prong household outlet.

What size are fridge water lines?

Most flexible copper refrigerator water lines have an outside diameter of 1/4 inch. Most flexible plastic water lines for refrigerators come with outside diameters of either 1/4 inch or 5/16 inch, reveals Darrin’s Plumbing Tips.

Do you need to connect water line to fridge?

A refrigerator needs a water line only if it has a built-in water dispenser and/or automatic ice maker.

Can you use a fridge without connecting the water line?

If your fridge does not have a water/ice dispenser or don’t plan to use it, you won’t need a water line. You can also find refrigerators that dispense water from a tank, and similarly, require no plumbing. However, if you want a standard, plumbed ice maker, then, yes, your refrigerator will need a water line.

How do you connect plastic tubing to refrigerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: So that they're very tight on both sides. So you need to make sure that you got your refrigerator pulled out straight so you could slide it straight back in when you're done.

How do I connect my PEX to my refrigerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: It's made so it'll slide on to half-inch copper or on to pecs the plastic PEX lines. Either way so it'll work on either one of them and this particular valve is made by push and connect.

How do you replace plastic tubing on a refrigerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: The metal screw just provides a little support at that joint so that it doesn't flex. Now we can feed that tubing through we'll pull on one side and push on the other.

How long can you run a water line for a refrigerator?

There is no maximum length, you can run the line as long as needed to reach a main water line. You can also use 1/4″ O.D. (outside dimension) copper tubing with a flared end, approximately 8 ft coiled into 3 turns that are 10″ in diameter.

How do I connect my LG refrigerator water line?

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Quote from Youtube video: You may have a different size or type of water. Line in this case you will need to use an adapter or connector. Next remove the flexible plastic cap from the water valve.

Is ice maker line same as water line?

The ice maker supply line is a small plastic, copper, or stainless steel water line that feeds directly into the ice maker. Water pipes are very susceptible to damage it is important that while installing or once it has been installed it is in a position where it is not being bent or shaped in an awkward position.

Can I use plastic tubing for ice maker?

Answer: You’re right to be concerned, because plastic tubing to an ice maker is susceptible to cracking and splitting. The constant flow of hot air from the compressor fan in the essentially unventilated space behind the fridge blows over and around the tubing — and eventually makes it quite brittle.

How do you hook up a refrigerator ice maker?

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Quote from Youtube video: You need either one or two tools crescent wrench or just regular pliers. I like to use a crescent wrench or adjustable wrench. Now this is the water line hose.

How do you hook up a water and ice dispenser on a refrigerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: Make the nut hand tight two wrenches i want you to hold back right there okay i'll hold back right here. You don't want to over tighten but it wants to be nice and snug. There we go.