Major Appliances/refrigerator waterline install kit and filter
I am having my old 15 yr. old fridge replaced.
My old fridge has a copper water line installed from under the sink to the fridge. Under the sink is also a filter that connects to the copper water line. I have never replaced the filter nor have I used the water line for about 4 years.
The new fridge has inside its own replaceable water filter.
1: Do I need the filter at all that is under the sink since the new fridges come with their own filters? If old filter not needed, can I remove the old filter and re-connect the old copper tube or should I just leave the old filter? 2: Do I need to replace the old copper with a new Copper kit anyway with a new fridge? 3: Should I also purchase a stainless steel waterline to connect to the copper line and than 2 the new fridge for when I pull out to clean?
I would simply purchase enough copper tubing to go from under the sink to the back of the refrigerator eliminating the old filter. You do not need two filters. Behind the refrigerator coil enough tubing so that in the future when you need to pull out the refrigerator, the coil of copper tubing acts like a spring and stretches.... A spiral coil of tubing which will close as you push your unit back against the wall. In this fashion, you will never get a kink in the copper tubing line no matter how many times in the future you pull out your unit. Good Luck, Eric