Hi folks. I just moved to Tennessee from Michigan. I'm installing an under sink water filter. It's a unit that uses 3/8" PEX on both ends. The connection piece that they gave me to connect to my cold supply is useless for my circumstance. What's the best way to connect PEX to a standard cold water shutoff valve without using special tools? Can I use an old fashioned nylon compression fitting like the ones commonly used for ice maker connections?

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