Running a water line to a refrigerator to supply its ice maker and drinking water dispenser has never been easier. In most cases, the water line can be run from a kitchen faucet water supply line through the kitchen cabinets and over to the refrigerator. If running the line through the cabinets is not feasible, you might need to run a line through the floor and up to where the refrigerator is located. Flex water supply tubes are available in either a tough plastic nylon mesh or braided steel. Although the braided steel is considerably more expensive, the extra strength it provides is well worth the investment. It can be very inconvenient to move a refrigerator to get at a water line that has failed, so buy the best-quality water supply tube you can.
How to Connect a Copper Water Tube to a Flex Tube & Water Filter for an Ice Maker
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Imagine the convenience of having cold water or ice cubes any time you want them -- no more filling up pitchers to keep in the refrigerator or waiting for ice cube trays to freeze. But once you've bought a refrigerator with a cold water dispenser and automatic ice maker, you'll still need a way to get water into it. It takes patience, but you can hook a water line up to your refrigerator on your own. Here's how [sources: Family Handyman , Whirlpool ].
How to Fix a Leak on a Copper Water Line to a Fridge
Connect a refrigerator or water filter to the household water supply with copper and plastic tubing with a copper T-fitting. The hardest part of coupling up a water filter or ice maker to your water supply is tapping into the water supply line. Some plumbers recommend clamping a piercing saddle valve onto the copper pipe without the need for solder; however, this type of coupling is prone to leakage over time. The best way to tackle this chore is to remove a small section of pipe and install a soldered T-fitting. Put on safety glasses and work gloves.