Are all ice maker lines the same size?

Tubing Sizes

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. Check your refrigerator’s owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website for the recommended size and type of water line for your unit.

What size is the fitting on 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.

Are all refrigerator water lines the same?

While water supply lines to refrigerators can be made of different materials like copper, plastic types and braided stainless steel, the good news is with adapters, most ice-maker supply lines should be able to connect to most refrigerators.

How do I extend my refrigerator water line?

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How do I connect the water line to my PVC ice maker?

Attach the fitting to the PVC pipe with PVC cement. Coat the inside of the PVC pipe and the outside of the fitting with the cement, insert and press them together. Insert the barbed end of the fitting into the plastic pipe, then clamp it securely with a hose clamp and a screwdriver.

How do I connect an existing copper water line to my refrigerator?

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Quote from Youtube video: Over the end of the tubing and then kind of adjust it. So it's just below the sleeve and this when it's tightened on to the male thread it will actually clamp the sleeve over the tubing.

What size is the water line on a Frigidaire refrigerator?

White Dispenser Water Tube. This 5/16″ tube runs from the dispenser and connects to a green 5/16″ tube on the back of the refrigerator.

What size is standard copper water line?

In the plumbing trade, the size of copper tubing is measured by its outside diameter in millimeters. Common sizes are 15 mm and 22 mm.

What size are refrigerator valves?

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.

Can you extend ice maker line?

And yes, it should be ok to use a 1/4″ compression coupler to mate two braided supply lines together… but only if the connection is in an accessible location where a leak can be easily detected.

How far 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 add a water line to an existing line?

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Quote from Youtube video: Oil or thread sealant and two new flexible water connectors before removing the existing stop and water connector. Make sure to shut off the main water supply.

How do you use PEX fittings?

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Quote from Youtube video: You don't want to have it too close or too far apart eighth inches about right and what i like to do is take a pair of needle nose. Go over that crimp ring and crimp it on tight.

How do you fit a T piece?

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How do you connect PEX fittings?

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How do I know what size PEX pipe to use?

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Quote from Youtube video: The outside diameter of a pex pipe should be about a quarter inch bigger. Than the inside diameter of the hole. So for a half inch pipe. We are measuring 5 8 inches.

Are PEX-A and PEX B fittings interchangeable?

There are two parts to this transition: the PEX-A MIP adapter and the PEX-B FIP adapter. These parts will thread together and allow you to join PEX-A to PEX-B. The PEX-A side will require an expansion ring while the PEX-B side requires the crimp ring.