I removed the water conditioner from under
the sink. To connect the water back up to go
to the refrigerator's ice maker requires a coupler
between 1/4" plastic pipe and 3/8". The plumbing
supply store recommended metal fittings that
don't seem to fit as they are tapered and the
compression fitting just doesn't seal.
Thanks for any ideas. I'm starting to think that
the plumbers don't like plastic tubes/pipes and
aren't willing to help fix something that takes
work away from them.
I am not sure what your problem is, but taking a guess, let me say that
compression fittings are a real pain if you don't have the "feel" for them.
A little too loose or a little too tight and they leak. Get it just right
and they are fine.
It sounds as if they gave you flared fittings. Usually they are used for
gas/fuel lines and soft drawn copper tubing, not plastic.
Most hardware departments etc. won't have what you need. Any water
treatment dealer can fix you up. Some plumbing supply houses may be able
to if they sell water treatment stuff like undercounter filters and ROs.
Quality Water Associates
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