Refrigerator water supply line


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Old 06-26-16, 01:38 PM
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Refrigerator water supply line

We are getting a brand new fridge delivered this week and it's our first ever one with an ice-make and water.

However, I'm assuming the home depot delivery team aren't plumbers so will have to install the line myself and I'm a plumber rookie.

This is my kitchen sink supply line, which is closest to the refrigerator. What is my best course of action?

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1)If I remove the nut off the right end of the valve can that be used to supply?If so attach the line to the valve and fridge, open up the valve and off we go?

2) If that doesn't make sense ^^^^ then I will shut off the water, remove kitchen sink line, add a T valve (https://www.plumbingsupply.com/quick-tee-adapter.html)

Any advicce is greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 06-26-16, 02:23 PM
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That valve on the right side is a 1/4" line shut off valve. You could use that valve or replace it.

You'd need to get poly or copper pipe with the proper compression ferrules. You could probably by a kit that would connect right there.

Everbilt 1/4 in. x 25 ft. Poly Ice Maker Kit-7252-25-14-KIT-EB - The Home Depot
 
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Old 06-26-16, 03:05 PM
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Those kits come with a Tee valve. Skip that and buy a quarter turn or ball valve. Much better.
 
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Old 06-27-16, 10:05 AM
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Yup, buy the kit that Pete suggested. Throw out the saddle valve included in the package and have them connect it to the valve on the right side of your picture.
 
 

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