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Something like this? (Brass Quick Tee Adapter) Do not use a saddle valve. In many places they are illegal...for good reason


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I would not put it low. I recommend it being above the adjacent counter height so you don't have to pull the fridge all the way out to turn the shut off valve and bend down. 4'-0" aff is my answer. Nobody cares what it looks like once the fridge is in place. It will be all about convenience and repairs.


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The best way will be a matter of opinion. In my opinion the best way would be to remove your existing valve and solder a male threaded adapter to the pipe. Then attach a brass threaded tee. Then install two separate valves, one for the sink faucet and one for the icemaker.


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The picture shows a copper pipe with a compression-fit valve attached. The copper pipe is presumably just a straight section of pipe going into your wall box, and the silver-colored thing with a shutoff knob is a valve attached to the pipe. Are you trying to replace the valve or use the threaded output on the valve itself? If the existing valve simply has ...


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Short of opening up the end-cap, there isn't a good way to tell which it is. You could try banging/hitting a pipe elsewhere in the house, to see if you can hear the banging. Also, look at other exposed piping to see what materials were used for the various utilities. Pipe like that could be water, but it also could be oil or natural gas. There is a chance ...


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It depends on your experience level. Can you solder? Do you have pex crimp tools? If the answer is no to the above two then I'd go for the quick tee adapter. When something in the house breaks that needs a plumber then have them tees and shutoffs in. The shutoff in the picture is terrible and I always find those leak, if that isn't working anymore another ...


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I eventually fixed the problem, and it turned out to be insufficient water flow to the icemaker. The ice maker was being fed via a clamp-on saddle valve. I closed that off, disconnected it, and soldered in a 1/4" brass line with a 'proper' shut off valve. That provided plenty of flow rate, and since then the icemaker has been working flawlessly.


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It appears to me that your problem is that the ice maker drain is BELOW the trap. So anytime there is water at that level, gravity will draw it into your ice maker drain. I think you'd be better off locating the in the vertical section of sink drain ABOVE the trap.


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I would use a 90 FPT (female pipe thread) by compression fitting (or build an equivalent from an elbow and a compression adapter), since it looks kinda cramped right there: Then some 3/8" or 1/4" flexible copper or poly tubing to hook it in (1/4" is most commonly used with fridges). Don't use a saddle valve: they are terrible (eg: What can I do about a ...


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Most appliance installers' policy dictates that their installers CANNOT attach to refrigerator water lines to any supply that can't be shut off at the refrigerator area,i.e. not in cabinets or opposite walls etc. It has to do with liability of potentially causing water damage by crawling in a sink cabinet or similar, or other areas. The dishwasher install ...


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The guy at the appliance store is correct. California plumbing code 606.5 states A control valve shall be installed immediately ahead of each water-supplied appliance and immediately ahead of each slip joint or appliance supply.


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If no water line is connected then it will not make ice. The making of ice is the sounds your wife heard, so that's why she no longer hears anything. It does no harm to have it disconnected and once you reconnect it, it should begin producing ice again.


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The Frigidaire FRT22IRSH has a conventional ice maker. The only thing which could cause the described symptoms is if the ice freezing cycle terminates prematurely. That could be caused by poor refrigeration (like if the temperature is not set cold enough), but could also be caused by a defect in the ice maker's timer and/or sensing. Start by checking the ...


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There is no such device. However, when my step-son got married and had no ice maker in his refrigerator he asked us what he could do. I told him that we all used ice trays. when I was growing up. I was shocked when he asked us, "What's an ice tray?". I only mention this because I am not sure of your age. I am certainly not trying to be funny or offend.


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If you have a saddle valve clamp that is closed yet still letting water through, you may simply have to turn the handle a bit more with force to drive the pin tighter to the copper pipe. HOWEVER: If it instead breaks you have a bigger problem to solve. If you only wish to temporarily block water in a copper tube, squashing it flat with a tight vice grip ...


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The problem with your idea is the risk of damage of the line and associated leakage. While ice makers use thin copper or plastic lines, they are permanently attached and not handled once installed. The valve that controls the filling is built into the ice maker, and is automatic. A similar approach to your coffee maker would require that you have a fixed ...


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Watts claims their Ander-Lign fitting is universal and specifically says it can be used with plastic tubing carrying water. The fact that they are using an insert makes the fitting stronger than the usual water filter/frig water supply fittings which are simple "push in" type fittings. Here's an example of the other style: http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/...


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Refrigerator ice makers are designed to stop when the ice holding receptacle is full. How often do you dispense ice? Are you sure the ice maker has stopped when the receptacle is not full? There is usually some sort of arm that gets raised as the receptacle fills up and when it is high enough, it shuts off the ice maker. Check to see if that arm is working ...


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Try to scrape/sand away the paint to see what material you find. As mentioned in @Pigrew's answer it could be black iron steel, galvanized steel, or brass. However, it's hard to tell by the photo if it is a threaded cap or not. If it's not threaded it could be copper, which is used for both water and gas. And for the sake of completeness, it could also be ...


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Often when you are talking about a standalone ice maker you are really talking about something called "clear ice". Needless to say, these ice makers produce perfectly clear ice that tastes amazing--no white air bubble and no garbage or sediment from your water source. The way these ice makers work, in general, is to run water over a plate or shoot water ...


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everyone just calm down. you guys are looking for an arrow industries 05-57L-4-4 http://arrowindustries.com/content/catalog/2015/Arrow%20web%20catalog%20sec%20g.pdf


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You need an adapter that will transition from your tap's thread to a compression thread. Most (U.S.) refrigerators are equipped with 1/4" O.D. tubing which utilize 1/4" compression fittings. Your picture seems to show something larger than 1/4" O.D., my first guess would be 3/8" but if you are not in the U.S. I guess it could even be a metric size. As for ...


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This is an Drop Elbow (upside down for your use), most commonly used for wall penetrations...showerhead arms, tub faucets, washing machine supplies, etc. I don't know of any other types that you'd actually screw to the floor & haven't ever seen one. Presuming your hole is tight to the wall or baseboard, you might be able to attach this to your wall or ...


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If you want to tee off the 1/2" copper line, then you can start with something like this. Once you get down to 1/4" copper tube, you can reduce further to 1/8" tube as follows. If you want to tee off after the sink shutoff valve, we'll need to know what size the outlet is on the valve.


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Saddle valves normally have a T handle that acts as a shutoff: These are notoriously troublesome. The original one in my home crusted shut, as did the replacement by the previous owner. In any event, you'll give yourself a more reliable service and vastly improved pressure with a proper valve at the supply pipe, such as those found near toilets: Of course,...


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The white stuff is probably calcium (99% of the time)... so your water is "hard". When the water is cooled, the calcium aggregates and precipitates (white stuff). A filter will not remove dissolved ions (like calcium). A water softener will replace calcium with sodium. That should solve the the white precipitate issue. However, before spending money, have ...


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The main danger is hair dryers is that you damage the freezer parts. If you elect to use one, use it on low or no heat. Remember, most modern freezers use plastic for everything they can, and hair dryers are designed to dry hair fast, not defrost freezers. Compressed air will probably not do it. Compressed air will expand when you use it, which makes it ...


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I'm assuming you have a connection like this: I've seen these fitting leak, but I've never seen them have no flow before. Generally these compression fittings don't need to be on very tight, because it's the pressure of the sleeve against the fitting that keeps them from leaking. Usually they only take about one half to one full turn with a wrench after ...


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One side of your needle valve is 1/4" compression thread, that is the side with tubing connected to it. The watertight connection is accomplished when the compression nut squeezes down upon and cinches the compression ferrule (a brass sleeve that fits over the tubing) tightly to the tubing. The other end is 1/8" NPT (National Pipe Thread). NPT fittings seal ...


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As @jimmy Fix-it said, I would just replace the valve or you could go to the "big box store" and ask for a 1/8" or a 1/4" female X 1/4 OD compression fitting. These are a standard fitting and easy to purchase. The end of the valve looks to be 1/4" male thread. Make sure that you some type of pipe dope on the threads. I strongly recommend that you buy only an ...


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