I have a copper line going through the sub floor down to the water line. The copper line was barely touching the corner of the air handling system and over a period of 3 years, it formed a pin hole leak. I tried to cold solder it but that didn't work. I then cut the line and tried a compression fitting which was a disaster. I would like to replace the whole copper line and add a shutoff to the ice maker line itself, because now I have to shutoff that whole water line which shuts off one of my outdoor faucets. How should I go about this? Should I replace it with copper line of the newer flexible plastic tubing--and how do I go about adding the additional shutoff valve coming off the water line?
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I'd stay with copper but protect it from rubbing against anything as it did in the past.My first experience with compression fittings was also a disaster.A home center can assist you with the fittings and shut-off and may offer an easier solution.I usually put as much of a project like this together prior to hooking anything up.