The water line comes through the cabinet behind the refrigerator. It immediately has a connection to copper tubing. The copper tubing is excessive and is wound around in no certain way and ends up connecting to the clear tubing coming out of the refrigerator with a connector. The copper line got bent and a hole is now spewing water. What can i replace the copper tubing with?
What can i replace the copper tubing with?
More copper tubing, plastic tubing, braided flex, or eliminate it altogether. Most times that you see copper tubing coiled up behind a refrigerator is to facilitate easily pulling the fridge out to access the rear area without pulling on the icemaker supply. Cut the copper tube and join to:
- another section of copper tube
- a section of poly tube
- a braided supply line
All of these options require use of a proper connector/coupler fitting and the appropriate details for that fitting and the tubing type. Poly tube compression fittings should have a plastic ferrule and a brass tube insert; copper a brass ferrule, braided hose needs likely nothing.