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Old 05-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Whoops...Broke Line Into Fridge. Now What?


I was moving the fridge and accidentally broke the connection from the fridge to the water. I have an older home so it appears the piping that brings

the water to the fridge is copper. In the process of moving it I snapped off the part near the fridge where the piping is attached to the nut that

screws onto the fridge part. Hopefully this makes sense.

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Should I solder it...is that the best option? I've heard of stuff called liquid nails. I've also

heard of something called "pex" that is flexible piping. I'm quite handy around the house and do my own repairs on things but this is the first time

I've ever had this happen so I'm open to learning what is the best option.



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Old 05-26-2012, 03:48 AM   #2
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if the nut is still screwed onto the fridge part(threaded piece the nut goes on) male part? or did the copper pipe snap?


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Relax take a deep breath it's a very minor problem give us more info and we will walk you through it. What size copper? Soft or Hard? How much is still behind the refrigerator EX Feet? What's the piece on the refrigerator look like? Is it still there, as asked previously? Holiday weekend answers may be slow coming.
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Relax...as long as the fitting near the wall / shut-off is intact and useable then you can screw on and / or adapt braided stainless steel line from wall to icemaker.
The kits sell at HD and Lowes.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jason001 View Post
... heard of something called "pex" that is flexible piping.
Suggest not using PEX for the icemaker supply line. Icemaker supply lines have to be coiled in the back of the refigerator to be able to roll the fridge in/out. This leaves the PEX line exposed. Who hasn't ever had a mouse in the house? Though having one or two in the house is usually rare, the critters like to gnaw on PEX to get at the water. Read flooding.

PEX needs to ALWAYS be protected from sunlight (direct or indirect) and rodents. Suggest using only copper or stainless steel braided line for icemaker supply lines.

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