Great Goofs: Castastrophe

The extra price you pay for copper could save you time and money in the long run.

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While I was rolling the fridge in and out to clean behind it, the copper tubing to the icemaker got crunched. I decided to replace the icemaker supply line with plastic tubing. I removed the old copper, pushed the new tubing through the floor and into the old saddle valve, and then gave it a try. Wow! Everything worked just fine (and on the first try). Suddenly, I heard our cat dashing across the floor. I rushed into the kitchen and saw water spraying everywhere. After shutting off the water, I examined the tubing and saw that it was covered with tiny cat tooth marks. I immediately decided that I like copper better! - Bob Dobs

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