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Friday, July 16, 2010
Many modern refrigerators have water dispensing units. These units can be very convenient for dispensing cold water to the whole family. But like the other water dispensing taps in your home, you may need to add a water filter to the line. This is easy to do and very affordable.
In order to install an refrigerator in-line water filter to your refrigerator water supply line, first determine what type and size of filter you need. You can normally get this from the owner's manual or by calling an authorized dealer for your brand of refrigerator.
In-line water filters for refrigerators and ice makers can be found at most hardware and home supply companies. Just make sure you get the right type for your appliance. If you have a copper pipe that will need to be cut you may want to pick up a pipe cutter while you are there if you do not have one.
Once you have your filter, turn off the water supply to the refrigerator. Most refrigerators have a shut off valve located on the supply line. If yours does not, you will have to turn off the water from the main.
After you are sure the water is off, you need to mark the water supply line according to the filter's instructions. You will generally need to cut out a length of supply line in order to put the new filter into the line.
Once you have made your cuts make sure you sand down the cut ends of the pipe before installing the filter. This can help prevent metal shavings from traveling into the water line once the water is turned back on.
Many in-line water filters have to be installed using the direction arrows or information on the filter housing. Some models say "Inlet" and "Outlet" or simply "IN" and "OUT". It is important that you follow these directions carefully or your filter will not work.
Your new water filter will have connectors and you simply follow the directions. You may have brass fittings, ferrules, or compression seals. All of these are easy to work with.
Once you have the connections tightened, turn on the water and check for leaks.
A good idea is to let the water run for a few minutes immediately after installation. This will allow any debris to flow out to waste.
If you have any questions about in-line water filters for your refrigerator or ice maker, contact a reliable water filter vendor. They can help you decide on the type of filter that will best suit your particular needs.
by: Chris Tracey