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Old 05-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm a concrete contractor so I figured I would ask the plumbing experts this question. I need to replace the feed hose to the icemaker on the refrigerator. I have had 2 of the clear hoses split and do not ever want that to happen again. Would prefer a flex type hose if possible. What would you guys recomend ? Thanks, kdcon
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Is your ice maker on RO water, soft, or tap water?

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Make sure that it is cold water running to the icemaker, that clear vinly tubing is not rated for hot water. I like to use copper tubing, but those 1/4" flex connectors work good too.
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I'm on well water that tests right in the middle.
Yes it is hooked to the cold water supply.
Any type / brand flex hose ? stainless ?
Trying to remember to bring a bag of ice home sucks. Going back out to get one cuts into my cocktail hour
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I like the stainless steel braided flex lines, as far as brand goes what ever you can find should be ok. Just hook it back up with a flex, make sure it does not leak and forget about it.
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I'm on it Thank you very much kdcon
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Hi, I'm a concrete contractor so I figured I would ask the plumbing experts this question. I need to replace the feed hose to the icemaker on the refrigerator. I have had 2 of the clear hoses split and do not ever want that to happen again. Would prefer a flex type hose if possible. What would you guys recomend ? Thanks, kdcon
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I will give what I can. When I see a persons question has been answered w/ the right advice i do not feel the need to post just to throw my 2 cents in. There are a lot of very savvy people on this site who are confident enough to give advice without the fear someone may steal their secrets. The best use of knowledge is to pass it on.
Over the last 46 yrs. I have taught hundreds of youngsters my trade and when they would eventually go on their own I wished them well.
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Kdcon, my words were uncalled for. I apologize for calling you out. It was a late night.

Very nice response.
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Kdcon, my words were uncalled for. I apologize for calling you out. It was a late night.

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We all have had those Days/Nights. Have to have a real tough skin to be a Contractor and yet sensitive enough to care. As a Concrete Contractor I was about to ask for your shoe size kdcon
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I use copper supply lines.
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I use copper supply lines.
I would recommend copper as well except for RO, I understand that RO water will corrode copper over time.
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Hi, I'm a concrete contractor so I figured I would ask the plumbing experts this question. I need to replace the feed hose to the icemaker on the refrigerator. I have had 2 of the clear hoses split and do not ever want that to happen again. Would prefer a flex type hose if possible. What would you guys recomend ? Thanks, kdcon
I have used the type of plastic supply you're talking about a dozen times with no problems (not that that's a lot, but..). Where is it splitting?
The causes for splits leaks I've seen or heard of are from pulling/scratching the line through a hole, mice, using a brass Ferrell (under the nut). If it's at the connection then use a plastic Ferrell and you should be fine.
Copper coil would be a better choice in most cases though.


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That's funny and scary at the same time.

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