Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Tube cutter
- Tape measure
- Soldering torch
You may also need a drill and a 1/2-in. bit if you need to run the water line through cabinets, as shown here.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- 1/4-in. flexible copper tubing
- 1/2-in. copper pipe
- Copper tee
- Water supply stop valve
If your pipes are steel or plastic, use that material for the tee instead of copper.