Connecting a Refrigerator to a 3/8” Line


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Old 08-31-19, 04:21 PM
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Connecting a Refrigerator to a 3/8” Line

I have a 3/8" PEX line that comes out of my wall for the refrigerator. My understanding is that I need 1/4" to make the connection. What would be the best way to do this? I can’t seem to find a 3/8 to 1/4 threaded stop. Do I have to use a fitting from the manufacturer of my PEX line (Zurn - PEX-B)?
 
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Old 08-31-19, 05:40 PM
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Will something like this do what you want?
 
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Old 08-31-19, 06:04 PM
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I think that’s for a 1/4” ID line. I have a 3/8” ID PEX line coming out of the wall.
 
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Old 08-31-19, 06:27 PM
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How about a 3/8" PEX valve, then a 3/8" -> 1/4" adapter?
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I haven't seen 3/8" PEX around much, are you sure it's not 1/2"?
 
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Old 08-31-19, 06:57 PM
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I haven't seen 3/8" PEX around much, are you sure it's not 1/2"?
It is 3/8” believe it or not. It was a long run, and I thought that 1/4” would possibly give poor flow. I was going to use 1/2”, but I couldn’t fit it around a corner stud. I ended up using 3/8”, which I hope wasn’t a mistake.
 
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Old 09-01-19, 07:12 AM
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Nah, I think you're fine with 3/8". Use either a 3/8" stop (valve) at the end, or if you can't find one locally, get a 3/8" > 1/2" PEX adapter, then use a standard 1/2" stop or 1/2" ice maker box behind the fridge.
 
 

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