That's what I have done- but I found these are good too. They go on top of the existing stopRemove old shut off and install one of these.
Would this work? Get yourself a gate valve with compression fittings and an integrated drain. Cut the pipe behind the fridge (removing a short section) and install the gate valve to bridge the gap. Remove the drain cap and install an adapter fitting to go from the drain to whatever your icemaker needs.Thanks- I will replace it (not a fan.)- The cold water supply runs directly behind where the fridge is in the basement- Is there a way to install this angle valve directly into the cold water line? (I realize I will have to shut the water off)- but it's easier to tap in there (and closer) then to try to connect it to where the kitchen sink is