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videoguy

04:08AM | 07/19/07
Member Since: 07/18/07
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Bvplumbing
We recently purchased a new frig and need to connect the existing copper water supply tubing to the back of the frig. Simple? Sounds like it. We were told which part to buy from the home improvement store. Ander-lign compression nut, plus copper tubing cutter. Cut tubing, insert sleeve and attach to connection on back of frig. Result a water spray coming out of top of nut next to the tubing. We tried teflon tape, same results. What are we doing wrong?

Billhart

04:56AM | 07/19/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Inset sleeves are only used on plastic tubing.

What you need it a copper compression right or ferrule (sp?).

Here are some instructions.

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infplumb/infcomp.html

http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/plumbing/tips-copper-compression-fitting-7014.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/pl_pipes_fittings/article/0,2037,DIY_14190_2270855,00.html

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