Refrig ice maker connection


Old 09-13-03, 04:09 PM
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Refrig ice maker connection

I moved my refrig and need to re plub the ice maker connection.
My water pressure is on the high side.
I've used PLASTIC 1/4 tubing in the prior installation and I've had to replace it twice due to small cracks in the feed that leaked. Don't know if pressure was the cause.
The tap to the cold water is in the basement but across the room from where the new feed needs to go. The old feed had a shut-off soldered to a T tap with a reducer down to 1/4"
There is a cold water pipe very near the need location.
Should I use plastic or copper tubing?
Should I tap near the new location or extend the existing?
Should I use one of those pierce type kits at Home Depot or have and new copper T with a shut-off soldered?
Those quickie home do-it yourselfer kits worry me. Should I be concerned or are they reliable?
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Old 09-13-03, 06:32 PM
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Use copper tubing

Extend the existing line, replace the old with new line.

Stay away from the saddle type kits, there not reliable when you need to turn them off and back on again, can leak.

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