Just a quick explanation of what I'm trying to do. I'm not a plumber by any means, but I'd like to try to get this done on my own.
I have an espresso machine on the counter next to my fridge. I want to plumb it in, so I bought an Everpure ESO6 filter:
Also the Everpure QL3B Filter Head:
This will go under my cabinet, so I'll be drilling a hole on the side with a spade bit in which the braided hoses for both the espresso machine and to the water source will go through.
Here's how everything looks connected:
The problem I'm having now is how I get the tee connected to the water source. Here is my water source, which currently has the refrigerator connected to it (1/4"):
My question is: How should I tee this? I bought a tee that's 1/4" outside diameter (OD), but the problem (as I was told by a Home Depot employee) is that all ends are male. But couldn't I just connect a 1/4" braided hose to the water line, then into the tee, then plug the line to the filter and the line to the fridge, and that would be it?
I'm also wondering if I actually need a pressure regulator. My manual says if line pressure exceeds 5 bars (~70psi) then I'd need it.