I want to install a water filter in the copper line that feeds my
refrigerator's ice maker. I find some at Home Depot and on Amazon
that have "quick connect" connectors but make no mention of whether
they work for plastic lines or copper. Here's an example:
I would think that ones for copper lines would have compression
fittings. Am I wrong? Can anyone suggest an appropriate filter,
maybe one that they've used and liked?
This is a very good filter and includes both compresion fittings for
copper lines as well as push on fittings. We have this one on our ice
~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
By any chance, do you already have an RO (reverse osmosis) system in
your kitchen? If so, you can tie directly into the output line for
Additionally, many modern refrigerators are designed to use a
removable cartridge filter, built into the appliance itself. I am
sure you checked on that, but just in case.
No existing filters in the house. I haven't felt the need for one - out
local water tastes good, and from the town's water quality reports I
think that it's quite pure.
I never considered a filter for the icemaker until a discovered that a
friend's fridge had a built-in one. He didn't know it either! He had
never changed the filter since he bought the fridge 5 years or so ago.
Compression fittings can be finicky at times. The slip on fittings
shown on the filter actually work very well. I used it on copper. At
work we used them on plastic lines and had probably 1500+ of them and
often disconnected and reconnected.
On Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:17:49 PM UTC-4, Nil wrote:
From the questions and answers at the link you provided:
February 20, 2015
This filter should work, it is designed for a 1/4" plastic tubing. The ends on this filter are designed for the water to go over the fittings. Thank you for viewing this Whirlpool Corporation accessory.
May 30, 2017
All that is needed is to cut the 1/4" plastic tubing square and push in on outlet and inlet. No other connections needed.
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