Quick question for Water/Ice maker line installation

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Old 01-29-14, 06:43 AM
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Quick question for Water/Ice maker line installation

Hi there,

I purchased a fridge with a ice maker and water dispenser and now need to attach it to the cold water line under my sink.

I do not feel comfortable using a saddle valve and I want to install something more reliable.

I already have a line for the dish washer and will need to install another one that connects to the refridgerator.

What supplies could I use to make this happen? I have a list of what I THINK I need... suggestions appreciated.

I believe I can use a Tee valve to connect to sink, and then connect for the dishwasher AND the ice maker line?

I also wanted to install a shut off valve to the refrigerator.

Also do I need to solder?

Tee Valve http://www.amazon.com/Watts-P-667-Ma..._bxgy_hi_img_y
Shut off Valve http://www.amazon.com/Dramm-12353-He...shut+off+valve
5 Feet Ice Maker Connector http://www.amazon.com/LDR-509-5175-2...aker+connector
Teflon pipe tape


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Old 01-29-14, 07:41 AM
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No on the saddle valve...not even allowed in some areas as I understand. I've used these a few times...Quick tee adapters for ice makers, dishwashers, water filters and various other water supply lines

Just install on the cutoff valve under the sink, then run your line. How far do you have to go? Might be better to just run a new line and put a box with cutoff valve behind the fridge.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 07:43 AM
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The Amazon links aren't working...I replied to the original post. Doubt you'll even need tape as those are prob compression fittings.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 07:49 AM
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I only need to go about 5 feet. The Tee Adapter allows for 3 connections?

Connection for sink, dishwasher and icemaker ?
 
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Old 01-29-14, 07:53 AM
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You want cold water to the ice maker... Not hot... Your dishwasher is run from the hot line...
 
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Ok that is helpful. Would the parts I have listed below work then to install to cold water line?
 
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Old 01-29-14, 08:07 AM
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Your links dont work.. The part gunguy linked to is your best bet for DIY.....
 
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Old 01-29-14, 08:13 AM
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3/8 x 3/8 x 1/4 tee.

Insert this between cold water sink valve and sink supply....

Then connect ice maker line to side port...



Homewerks Worldwide 3/8 in. x 3/8 in. x 3/8 in. Brass Extender Tee, No Lead-VETOEMB2B-Z at The Home Depot




 
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Much appreciated, thanks!
 
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