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I recently moved into a new house that has a water tap behind the
refridgerator. The tap looks like every tap I've ever seen behind
household toilets. That is, it has an oval handle and it has a male
3/8" hookup. There is a flexible hose coming out of the back of my
refridgerator that is a female 1/4" (plus it has a female to male
adapter).

My problem is I cannot find anywhere an adapter that can change the
3/8" to 1/4". People in the hardware stores keep telling me I need an
icemaker hookup kit, but I have bought two different ones and they
don't come with the adapters I need.

Can someone help me figure out how to hook a 1/4" female onto a 3/8"
male? I know it shouldn't be hard but 3 different hardware stores
around here couldn't help me.
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On Apr 11, 9:19*am, Greg Baker wrote:


My problem is I cannot find anywhere an adapter that can change the
3/8" to 1/4". *People in the hardware stores keep telling me I need an
icemaker hookup kit, but I have bought two different ones and they
don't come with the adapters I need.

Can someone help me figure out how to hook a 1/4" female onto a 3/8"
male? *I know it shouldn't be hard but 3 different hardware stores
around here couldn't help me.


Something like this from Grainger? A little pricey though.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/2P239

Jerry
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Thanks Jerry.. I found similar things at the hardware store around
here, but the problem is the threads on both the hose coming out of
the refridgerator and the tap have a tight thread (sorry I don't know
the technical term). All the adapters I find have a very large thread
and they won't screw into or onto my tap or appliance.


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On Apr 11, 10:59*am, Greg Baker wrote:
Thanks Jerry.. *I found similar things at the hardware store around
here, but the problem is the threads on both the hose coming out of
the refridgerator and the tap have a tight thread (sorry I don't know
the technical term). *All the adapters I find have a very large thread
and they won't screw into or onto my tap or appliance.



Have a plumber change the tap to 1/4 compression fitting? Now you're
talking a few more bucks.

Jerry
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On Apr 11, 2:14*pm, Jerry wrote:
On Apr 11, 10:59*am, Greg Baker wrote:

Thanks Jerry.. *I found similar things at the hardware store around
here, but the problem is the threads on both the hose coming out of
the refridgerator and the tap have a tight thread (sorry I don't know
the technical term). *All the adapters I find have a very large thread
and they won't screw into or onto my tap or appliance.




Have a plumber change the tap to 1/4 compression fitting? Now you're
talking a few more bucks.

Jerry


Instead of going to the hardware store, go to a plumbing supply.


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On Apr 12, 2:56 am, Red Green wrote:
Greg Baker wrote in news:2f153172-b9bc-4c3d-
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I recently moved into a new house that has a water tap behind the
refridgerator. The tap looks like every tap I've ever seen behind
household toilets. That is, it has an oval handle and it has a male
3/8" hookup. There is a flexible hose coming out of the back of my
refridgerator that is a female 1/4" (plus it has a female to male
adapter).


My problem is I cannot find anywhere an adapter that can change the
3/8" to 1/4". People in the hardware stores keep telling me I need an
icemaker hookup kit, but I have bought two different ones and they
don't come with the adapters I need.


Can someone help me figure out how to hook a 1/4" female onto a 3/8"
male? I know it shouldn't be hard but 3 different hardware stores
around here couldn't help me.


I recently picked up one of these at Lowes. A little more than what you
need. If you can't find a simpler adapter you could cap off the 3/8
outlet side of the tee.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=e1887d&s=3


Ahh, thanks Red Green. I have found one of these. Now I'm in search
for a female cap! lol.. But I'm one step closer.
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Ahh I just replaced the tap with a 1/4" tap. Too much trouble looking
for the other pieces.
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On Apr 16, 7:48�am, Greg Baker wrote:
Ahh I just replaced the tap with a 1/4" tap. �Too much trouble looking
for the other pieces.


be sure to use plastic ferrule on plastic lines

or brass ferrule on copper lines.......

otherwise it can leak or the connection
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