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Is it acceptable to put a brass compression nut on 1/4" plastic line?


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#1 AlexM

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

Can I use a 1/4" brass compression nut and brass feral to connect a 1/4" plastic water line to a ice maker water valve?  Will it leak?



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#2 SANTA

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

  Not a good idea. It might work out ok but then it might not. I've repaired leaking water lines that were set up that way. Use plastic with plastic and brass with brass. From what I've observed, the brass feral doesn't seat right on the plastic tubing and can sometimes cut through the plastic.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:14 AM

Why not use one of these:

http://www.repaircli...t/627018/668987

 

1-4-Inch-Compression-Nut-627018-00612679

http://www.repaircli.../2198677/826505

 

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

It is acceptable. In fact, many inexpensive kits come that way http://www.lowes.com...+kit&facetInfo=
I think a better question would be whether it is recommended. A follow up question would be whether you have good insurance coverage.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

If you're going to use a brass nut and feral on a plastic water line you need the metal inserts that correspond to the size of the water line to keep the compression feral from crushing the plastic line.


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#6 AlexM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Glad I asked.

 

Is there a seperate part number for the plastic feral?

 

Is there a fitting that has the 1/4" compression on one end, and a quick connect on the other?



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

Why not use one of these:

 

http://www.repaircli...t/627018/668987

 

1-4-Inch-Compression-Nut-627018-00612679

http://www.repaircli.../2198677/826505

 

Tubing-Coupler-2198677-00967026.jpg



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

 

Why not use one of these:

http://www.repaircli...t/627018/668987

 

1-4-Inch-Compression-Nut-627018-00612679

http://www.repaircli.../2198677/826505

 

Tubing-Coupler-2198677-00967026.jpg

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