Trying to replace icemaker line as the old copper one sprung a leak.
I bought the kit and you would think it wouldn't be much harder than
hooking up a hose to a faucet but of course I am running into trouble,
and I would like to blame it on the vague directions on the bag. I am
having a bitch of a time getting the compression screw onto the
nozzle. How far should the copper line go through the screw?
There are no screws on a compression fitting. Do you mean the nut? if so,
put the nut over the tubing, slip the ferrule over the tubing and leave
about 1/4" showing. Slip that into the female end of the fitting and
tighten the nut.
?There are no screws on a compression fitting. Do you mean the nut?
Thanks. I meant a compression nut. The compression nuts which came
with the kit had the ferrule already inside the nut. Should the nut
be able to completely screw onto the female end of the T fitting? I
can't get it on more than halfway, and there's a slow drip coming out
of the other side of the nut (not the side closest to the T fitting).
What is normal cause of a drip? Not tight enough? Too tight?
Ferrule in wrong place?
The nut should go on most, or all of the way. The ferrule should be
seperate from the nut. As Edwin stated, the nut goes on the tubing,
then the ferrule, and then you insert the tubing as far as it will go
into the fitting. While keeping some pressure on it to make sure it
stays all the way in, tighten down the nut, which compresses the
ferrule against the tubing. If you botched it, easiest thing is to
cut of the end of the tubing, get a new ferrule and redo.
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