Right Angle fitting for Fridge Water Line


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Old 10-24-17, 11:35 AM
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Right Angle fitting for Fridge Water Line

I have a pretty standard water supply situation for my fridge Ice Maker and Thru door water. The valve outlet points straight out from, the valve inlet is a solvent weld to a CPVC water line. I'd hoped to find an elbow fitting that would connect to the valve and allow the water line to the fridge aim parallel to the wall. This would allow the fridge to be pushed back fairly close to the wall without kinking the line. I couldn't find such a fitting or way to assemble one from multiple components.

For reference, the valve outlet is designed for a 1/4 inch compression connection. My connection hose is braided stainless over plastic, I believe it has 1/4 compression fittings at both ends.

Any suggestions for an elegant solution to this, other than cutting into the wall and replacing the valve and outlet box.
 
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They do make a 1/8" mpt X 1/4" compression 90*s
 
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skaggsje: Everything I've seen in compression 90's is configured with male threads, i.e. to receive a female threaded hose/tube connector. Can you provide a link? What I would need would have a female compression type connector and something else on the other end.
Ideally an elbow, but if it was something could fit another fitting to, that would work.
 
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Old 10-24-17, 01:11 PM
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Have you looked here...https://www.plumbingsupply.com/compr...-fittings.html
If they don't have it listed, then it's probably not made. One you have a part number, you may be able to find it elsewhere. They also will help via their contact page if required.
 
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Gunguy45: Thanks for the link, as the "SPECIAL Female Compression x Male Compression 90 Elbow" might work. When I searched their site earlier, I wasn't finding it. Searching again, the keyword "special" was useful. Thanks again.
 
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Here's another link:
https://www.waterfilters.net/Female-...or-LQ4544.html

I'm almost sure this is the part you need. The search term is 1/4" union elbow.
 
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The earlier link to plumbingsupply.com was correct.

Their "Special Connector" was perfect for the job. It lets my water line come out parallel and next to the wall. Lets the fridge be pushed back very close to the wall without kinking. I think this fitting should be carried by appliance, big box, and local plumbing supply stores. If I was an appliance installer, I'd have them on hand.

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Do you need any washer or compression sleeves with it OR it has it within the female part. OR you just screw the females part onto 1/4 od male compression fitting without any washer or sleeve. I am in similar situation as you were, your response will be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

I added a picture of the part to the post. The link is also listed. It looks like the part is self contained.
 
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2 year old thread...but no, nothing else required. There is a permanently attached nut with an interior washer to attach to the male connection in the wall, the other end is a female thread compression. I'm not finding them on the link I first listed, but they are still there I'm sure. Any plumbing supply should have them as well. Big box stores might carry them now...our HD here does, I believe.
 
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I just realized I was describing a different type. What I have used before is similar to an Add-a-line tee, only in a 90 configuration. They make it easier to point the outlet the direction you want. Sorry for any confusion.
 
 

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