11-19-2008, 12:39 PM
I'm adding a water filter in the basement that will feed both the ice maker and drinking water faucet. The kitchen is above where the filter will be, and I'll need to run about 15 feet of line from the filter to icemaker / faucet. I'm not a big fan of the poly line that is commonly used. I'm wondering if anyone can comment on the strength of the stainless braided icemaker lines (e.g. Fluidmaster) vs. running soft copper. I'm thinking that the weak point of a stainless braided line would be where it crimps to the fitting, but then again I get concerned about soft copper flexing every time I move the refridge. Any thoughts?