Running new water line for fridge

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Old 07-19-19, 06:22 AM
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Running new water line for fridge

We are getting a new fridge that has a built in ice maker. I plan on purchasing this copper line kit https://www.geapplianceparts.com/store/parts/spec/WX8X3 but don't want to use the saddle valve. I'd like to use a T that connects inline with the water supply for the sink which uses one of these https://www.lowes.com/pd/Homewerks-W...ine/1000011714 to connect from the shutoff valve to the faucet, only issue is I can't seem to find one. Are there any other options? The water line coming out of the floor is epvc I think.
 
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Old 07-19-19, 07:30 AM
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Agree don't use the saddle valve. I also suggest you go with plastic water line not copper. From the basement find the nearest cold water line to the fridge location. That's where you want to tap into. Solder (or cut your PVC) or using Shark Bites connect fittings adding a tee and then use 1/4 turn ball valve.
 
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Old 07-19-19, 07:42 AM
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I forgot to mention we are in a mobile home so no basement, the above picture is the only place we have to tap in to. As the line has to run behind the dishwasher and stove (about 15 foot run) I'd feel better with copper.
 
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Old 07-19-19, 08:19 AM
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You should be able to get a threaded tee to go on top of the valve where the current line is screwed on, then attach the existing line to the top of the tee.

New water line will then connect to the branch of the tee with a compression fitting, or another valve and then compression fitting if preferred.

Depending on what parts are available you may need some nipples or adapters to get everything fitting up!
 
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Old 07-19-19, 09:56 AM
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You should be able to get a threaded tee to go on top of the valve where the current line is screwed on, then attach the existing line to the top of the tee.
That's the tee I'm having trouble finding, don't know if I'm not searching correctly or what.
 
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Old 07-19-19, 02:11 PM
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I think I have found a resolution. The connectors at the valve are 1/2", I installed an undersink filter a couple years ago and want to tap after that for the fridge, the connectors on it are 3/8", I think this will get the job done?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCra...4X-P/202495876
 
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That may do the job but I would cut the cold CPVC line and install a sharkbite valve in the line below the faucet shutoff. In the link is all push on connectors. You can also get it with a 1/4" threaded fitting to connect your fridge water line kit.

Most home improvement centers carry the sharkbite line.

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Old 07-20-19, 03:36 AM
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Thanks Pete, only issue with one of those is I'd have to install a separate inline filter to the fridge, not really a big deal though.
 
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Old 07-20-19, 07:55 AM
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Ok, so I'm going with Pete's suggestion of the sharkbite valve, also have the inline filter to mount to the wall behind the fridge or under the sink (haven't decided yet).

I have discovered I'm not good at searching for plumbing related things apparently, can't find the last thing I need which is a bypass valve for the 1/4 copper line so when I replace the filter I'll have an easy way to flush it out, does this have a specific name?
 
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When I replace external filters...... I connect the supply first, flush the filter and then connect it to the fridge.
 
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Yeah, but I'm getting a wall mount that uses replaceable cartridges and don't want to have to keep disconnecting the line to flush a new filter.
 
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Old 07-20-19, 08:27 AM
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They don't make as many fittings like a tee and valve in 1/4".

Just use a regular tee with a valve. If you turn the ice maker off before changing the filter.... no water will go in that direction.

You want to use a decent valve like a ball valve.

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That seems like it's gonna be my only option, thanks Pete!
 
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So after all my planning and gathering of everything I thought I'd need, today was appliance day. Replaced the microwave first, then the range. Got the old fridge emptied and pulled it out and what do I find? A water line sticking out of the floor with a valve just waiting to be hooked up to an ice maker
 
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