My current fridge uses copper water line. I ordered a new fridge from Costco and it will be delivered in the next couple of days. Costco offers free haul away and simple installation. I highly doubt that they will connect the water line for me because of the copper line (they may do so if it were braided water line). I'd like to know the standard process of dealing with existing copper water line when installing a new fridge. Here is my guessing:
- The current copper water line may have memory and can break easily. Suppose I'm lucky that the line is fine,so that I can reuse the line.
- I guess the old compression connection can't be used, i.e. I think I need to cut the head of the copper line after disconnecting it from the old fridge, and then do a reaming.
- Connect the copper line to the fridge with a new compression nut.
Are the above steps correct? Is it true that the old copper line can't be reused? Does anyone know what Costco crew usually do with an existing copper line?