What size fitting is a refrigerator water line?

The tubing should have a diameter of 1/4-inch and can be copper line, braided steel line or plastic tubing. Many professionals prefer copper line, but plastic tubing is commonly sold as part of ice maker installation kits.

Can you use compression fitting on plastic water line?

Compression fittings on plastic pipe A compression fitting works in the same way on a plastic pipe as it does on a copper pipe except that you need to put in a liner, which is there to keep the end of the pipe perfectly round.

Are compression fittings reliable for water lines?

Compression fittings in the world of plumbing are very common. They are a safe way to connect copper pipe without the use of heat making them popular with DIY’ers. Many different types of valves, tees, connectors and utilities require compression fittings in order to make them water tight and safe.

Can I use brass compression fittings on plastic pipe?

Compression fittings are not recommended to be used with steel tube. When using compression fittings with any type of plastic tubing, a brass insert must be used for further support.

Can you use a brass ferrule on plastic tubing?

Brass ferrules are normally used on copper tubing and can cut into the soft plastic supply line.

What size is the water line on a Frigidaire refrigerator?

White Dispenser Water Tube. This 5/16″ tube runs from the dispenser and connects to a green 5/16″ tube on the back of the refrigerator.

Can you put a compression fitting on PVC?

Easily connect to PVC pipe without glue. Stainless steel lock ring firmly prevents pipe from pulling out of Spring Locking compression fitting. EPDM o-ring and gland ring provide excellent water tight seal. Spring Locking compression end slips over PVC schedule 40 or 80 pipe.

Why are compression fittings bad?

Because your brake system creates a substantial amount of pressure, the compression fittings are prone to failure. In addition, compression fittings are known to leak when used on brake lines, causing a loss in brake fluid, and ultimately failure of the braking system.

Should I use Teflon tape on compression fittings?

On NEW compression fittings, PTFE tape is NOT REQUIRED although there are many people that still use it as an added layer of protection against leaks.