Connect a fridge. Pro's and Con's of Pex vs Braided Stainless vs Copper vs Plastic

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by geniescience, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. geniescience

    geniescience Homeowner

    Nov 27, 2005
    humid summers hot, humid winters cold
    There are many ways to connect a fridge, from under the sink cabinet a couple feet away.
    There are many materials for the supply line.
    Can we flesh out the Pro's and Con's?
    Pex vs Braided Stainless Flex vs Coiled Soft Copper vs Plastic

    All I know for certain is that cute little transparent plastic line can get cut very easily.
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    Braided Stainless Steel...
    Easy to install and highly reliable (just avoid Watts Floodsafe)

    Plastic and Copper...
    Easy to kink and damage, I replace many leaking plastic and copper lines with braided stainless steel lines.

    I'd consider it a No-Brainer....
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