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I am working on a project in which I am going to control a solenoid valve to allow some amount of drinking water to go through. I got a valve form refrigerator ice maker and I have a tube going into the valve that I need to attach to a water container. I would like to take plastic food container and attach the other end of the tube to it. I am not sure how to do it. I could not find a connector in hardware store that would work for me (everything there was about connecting one end of tube to another). Because essentially I have a flat surface with a hole in it and I need to make sure that there are not leaks around the tube. I guess I can glue it, but I am not sure what glue can be used with drinking water. The outer diameter of the tube is 7mm and inner diameter is 7mm. Any recommendations? Or what would be a good place to ask this questions?

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Well the link to your value says it uses 1/4" compression fittings to interface with. That is pretty standard stuff available at larger hardware stores or of course on line.

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Well the link to your value says it uses 1/4" compression fittings to interface with. That is pretty standard stuff available at larger hardware stores or of course on line.
I have fitting to attach a tube to the valve, what I do not have is a fitting to attach the other end of the tube to a plastic container.
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The outer diameter of the tube is 7mm and inner diameter is 7mm.

Is this a virtual tube, then? smiley-grin
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