ice maker hook up

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Old 12-03-12, 06:52 AM
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ice maker hook up

My new fridge says not to use the self-piercing tap for the ice maker- My cold water supply line runs directly in back of where the fridge is now- it would be easier to tap into the line here than to go back to where the kitchen sink is. Is there some type of valve (like regular shut off with 1/4" end)- I cound install directly into the cold water line? ( yes I will have to shut water off)
 
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Old 12-03-12, 07:21 AM
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Theres any number of ways to do it....but I think best would be to put a T in the existing line and then a valve off of that. And yes they make all sorts of stop valves with 1/4" outlet. Angle, straight, 1/4 turn, etc.
 
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Old 12-03-12, 07:35 PM
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Definitely stay away from the saddle valves.

Here's a no-solder solution:
Sharkbite T for icemaker line | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
 
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