Refrigerator Water Line

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by natalie1999, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. natalie1999

    natalie1999 New Member

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    Hi,
    Is plastic or copper tubing best for the refrigerator water line --or should I use a braided steel one? Our refrigerator has a plastic water line coming up from the floor and I want to make sure this is the right one -- I keep reading conflicting things. Thanks.
     
  2. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    I prefer the copper lines. Also if your water line happens to be on a saddle valve it should be replaced as well.

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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I use either copper or the braided stainless.

    I don't like the 1/4" OD plastic. I've seen them split.
     
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