The make an insert that prevents pex from crushing when used in a compression fitting. The insert goes inside the pex.
I have 1/4 inch PEX to the rear of the fridge. How do I connect the PEX to the fridge fitting which is a 1/4 inch copper compression fitting?
The problem i have is the OD of 1/4 inch PEX is 3/8. The fridge compression fitting is for 1/4 od copper. So I need to transition from the PEX to either 1/4 inch copper or 1/4 inch stainless flex line. I should note that I need an additional 4 feet of line from the end of the PEX to the fridge
why not install an icebox valve in the wall then connect the fridge line to that. you can find a plastic box with valve at any big box store for about 25.00, then you can shut the water off at the fridge if you ever need to move it.
I like the ice box connection but the walls are built.
I should have mentioned the 1/4 inch PEX is coming from a 3/8 OD compression ball valve at the sink. The fridge is 10 feet away. Brass Craft list an ice maker connector 240 inches long with a 3/8 compression x 1/4 compression connectors Part Number B1-240IM. This connector would solve my problem but calls to three plumbing supply houses and Brass Craft brought no joy. Anybody know where i might get this part?
This may also be difficult to locate, but another option is an adapter from 3/8" female compression to 1/4" compression. The Larsen number is 17-6754, but may also be available from other distributers. You could also change the valve under the sink to one with a 1/4" compression outlet.
Or you could just get a 3/8" comp. X 1/4" comp. Brass union and connect the two ! !
But be sure to use the inserts TERRY posted about ! !
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A 3/8 x 1/4 compression union/coupling, and a 60" 1/4x1/4 stainless steel flexible connector and a 1/4 x 1/4 compression coupling at the refrigerator.
http://www.ipscorp.com/watertite/sup...imoutlethammer You could search on IPS corp, or call a plumbing supply house.
Important note - I'm not a pro
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