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What do I need to get this going? a kit? first time installing or connecting myself. any help will be great appreciated. I have a pac lined tubing, but nothing else.

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    Welcome Mike. Can you be more specific? You already have a pipe coming out of the wall to supply the fridge with water? What size is it? You can edit your question to add any more detail to it. – Edwin Oct 8 '14 at 0:00
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    What's pac lined? Need the model of your fridge or preferably, pictures of the inlets, your line and the parts that came with it. – Mazura Oct 8 '14 at 0:01
  • sorry guys. I have a plastic tube from the floor very small, I am not too sure of the diameter. but very thin. this was used with my old fridge for the ice and water. – Mike Oct 8 '14 at 0:22
  • I meant to say I got a PVC tubing with the new fridge. but no connectors. so basically I need to attach the small plastic tubing I have running from the floor to the new fridge connectors. what do I need for that? basically. Thank you – Mike Oct 8 '14 at 0:26
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    Can you edit your question with the correction? – Edwin Oct 8 '14 at 0:45
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Most refrigerators come with either a 1/4" plastic or copper tube or a male hose thread (just like your garden hose spigot) inlet.

If you are connecting 1/4" tube to 1/4" tube, you need a compression coupling: compression coupling

The inserts slide into the plastic tube to prevent it from collapsing when you tighten the fittings.

If you have a hose thread connector you will need an adapter:enter image description here

The picture does not show the hose washer, you need that too.

  • Actually, if you look close, the picture does include the hose washer! – Jimmy Fix-it Feb 16 '16 at 2:39
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A compression fitting will work, but these are much easier to work with.

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You just push the ends of the tubing into the connector and you're done. They are generally sold as push-to-connect fittings. This is likely the right part at Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Watts-1-4-in-Plastic-O-D-x-O-D-Coupling-PL-3000/100165880

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