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Old 09-02-2015, 01:15 PM   #16
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Just let the business men like the Cocks buy the politicians instead.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #17
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Just let the business men like the Cocks buy the politicians instead.
It's Koch. Buying of politicians by anyone needs to be stopped.And term limits would go a long way toward that goal.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:45 PM   #18
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so, *ahem*, moving right along here...

what i need is this, and its the simplest right?

1/2 in. x 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. Brass Extender Tee Carded

So the botton end screws on to the kitchen water pipe, right?
the top end is where I connect the braided kitchen faucet line right?
the middle side is where I run my waterline from the fridge into it right?

huh? very simple for $8 v/s $300 the plumbers quoted me.. what am I missing here?

also some questions..

1. if the waterlines to kitchen are copper 1/2" shouldn't the fitting be a bit bigger, say 5/8" or do I have that wrong?

2. HOW exactly do I connect the waterline into the middle part? i.e. seems like I need some additional material for that part right? compression fittings or what?

3. piece is ONLY sold online so probably have a week or so to plan things out.. anything else yall suggest or recommend?

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Your assembly process is correct. Double check your fitting size on the outlet of your stop valve. Most are 3/8" not 1/2"
1/4" to the refer and yes, you'll need a nut and ferrule for the copper tubing.
Since you have only 15' of tubing, don't waste any. You'll need it behind the refer when connecting that end. Lay the natural coil so it won't kink when pushing the machine into position.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:51 AM   #20
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Well its hard to answer when every answer is questioned. I would cut in a 1/2" tee in the basement and then get a 1/2" x 1/4" straight stop and solder that on. Then drill a hole behind the fridge and run 1/4" tubing and loop it behind the fridge. But since i am not at your house or have any photos there could be a number of ways to do it.
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Well its hard to answer when every answer is questioned. I would cut in a 1/2" tee in the basement and then get a 1/2" x 1/4" straight stop and solder that on. Then drill a hole behind the fridge and run 1/4" tubing and loop it behind the fridge. But since i am not at your house or have any photos there could be a number of ways to do it.
you gotta understand.. all I have is you guys on this forum and google. When 5 different plumbers quote me min of $200 but realistic $300 price and then it seems I can do it for $8 its going to naturally create some questioning.

j/k I am not a plumber, just learning thru this forum and you guys, I guess there is Youtube but this(you guys) seems safer.

Also feels like a lil community here so good stuff!


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You have to figure on most service/home repair parts are a small percentage of the total bill. The vans, insurance, building, payroll, office people, gas, are all factored into the hourly or per job total. You also have the issue of the plumber coming to your house to do the work for you. You go to the doctors and you take your car to the mechanic.

It is sometimes hard trying to give advice when i am not there to look at it or have a picture.
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ct18, or anyone..

let me ask you this.


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Double check your fitting size on the outlet of your stop valve. Most are 3/8" not 1/2"
How Do I verify the size? see pics below

This will determine whether I need:

3/8 in. x 3/8 in. x 1/4 in. Compression x Compression T-Fitting

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1/2 in. x 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. Brass Extender Tee Carded


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you'll need a nut and ferrule for the copper tubing.
?? not finding much on this on Home Depots website.. link or what to ask for?


I have attached pic's if that helps.. not my sink but essentially my setup, no osmosis kit, both of my lines look like the hot water line in the pic





Gentlemen.. AGAIN thank you, this is and has been an awesome LEARNING experience!!


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The picture shows 3/8" nuts- if your house is less than 20 yrs. old yours will be 3/8" also.
Try a local hardware store such as Ace for the nut and ferrule. Take it home and check it for size to be sure, then order the tee.
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you gotta understand.. all I have is you guys on this forum and google. When 5 different plumbers quote me min of $200 but realistic $300 price and then it seems I can do it for $8 its going to naturally
That's $8 - $20 in materials. Then you factor in your time for labor, the second or third trip to the store, listening to your wife and the first sleepless night or two second guessing yourself.

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The plumber has overhead and the labor time. He sells you replacement time and peace of mind. Those prices don't sound out of line for most parts of the country.

Take a picture of the pipes under your sink and the location in the basement where you might cut the lines and upload them. Pipe size are fairly standard and it is hard to mess it up.
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All sinks i have ever worked on have 1/2" supply in to a 1/2" x 3/8" shut off/angle or straight stop. 3/8" supply lines to the sink. If i had access to the basement i would cut in a new 1/4" supply and then drill a hole behind fridge. The big box stores have many different configurations available now.
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All sinks i have ever worked on have 1/2" supply in to a 1/2" x 3/8" shut off/angle or straight stop. 3/8" supply lines to the sink.

Agreed. But I am not going to make any definitive statements when a newbie is buying and plumbing.

I think a big part of the confusion is that it is only recently that a stop for for a copper pipe 1/2" ID has been called 1/2" stop. Prior they were called 5/8 stop cause 5/8 is the OD of the pipe. Most of the supply houses still call them by the old name.

The 2 port stop at $15 and a reducer if the they don't the 5/8 x 3/8 x1/4 is still the easiest option for a new homeowner. Lowes keeps them in stock here.
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TheEplumber gave the best solution:

You don't have to mess with the existing stop.



Here is the !/4" version for the ice maker line.

$6

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCraf...4X-P/202495876
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yeah man, thats EXACTLY what I did!!

$30, an hour of my time, and THIS FORUMS help v/s $300 for a professional plumber..

one and done son!!

THANK YOU ALL for the assist.. (the light bulb moment being when the ePlumber stated that most kitchen faucet sink lines are 3/8"s and not 1/2", had I known that, this would have been done 2 weeks ago, aka before fridge was even delivered).

oNe

p.s. pics for observation!

pic #3 is NOW just me showing off

last pic is SUCCESS
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When you get the kegger hooked up to that spigot invite us over.
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