I have a 1/4" polyethylene line running to my fridge to supply the ice maker. It's routed behind some molding, so I need to stick with polyethylene. The polyethylene was connected to a push-in type plastic connector that cracked, resulting in a leak. The plastic push-in connecter had a union that was screwed into a standard stainless ice-maker line with an o-ring fitting.
I want to eliminate the plastic fitting to preclude any future failure as a result of cracking, so I purchased a 1/4" brass compression fitting and the brass insert for to prevent the polyethylene line from crushing.
My concern is with regard to the ferrule. The brass compression fitting has an integrated brass ferrule. Is this acceptable for polyethylene line or do I need to buy a brass fitting without an integrated ferrule and use a Derlin ferrule for the polyethylene?
The polyethylene did blow-out of the compression fitting the first time I turned the water back on but I assume I just hadn't tightened it down sufficiently or seated it properly. It's back together and not leaking but I'm concerned about longevity.