available for ice maker hookups, Richard suggests doing a little extra work to ensure a secure connection that will last for a long time.
Richard replaced the plastic tubing for copper tubing, and instead of using a saddle valve, he connected it to the cold water line using a compression connection with a multi turn valve, which he soldered into the cold water pipe using a T fitting. All of these materials are available at home centers and plumbing supply houses.
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