On the other hand - you live on Long Island. This is not a place to advertise products and or services. Unless you are worried about people looking in the crack? And I just happened to have a leftover saddle valve that came with our humidifier parts. . At one end you connect it to the saddle valve, at the other to a fitting that you'll find at the back of the fridge. So I pushed the fridge back against the wall, grabbed a glass and tried out the new dispenser.
The part I worry about is the line freezing in the attic. Running a water line to a refrigerator to supply its ice maker and drinking water dispenser has never been easier. I marked where I wanted to make my cut, grabbed my , cut through the metal and cleaned off the burrs. If your water supply line pipe runs below the floor in the basement and are accessible you can use an click on orange word to link to ice maker installation kit. Aug 17th, 2008 8:39 amJust to add my 2 cents in, I had the same issue as you and ran my line behind the stove near the floor and have had no problems at all with any potential melting.
I have soldered me electrical boards in electronics class and lab, but the addition of water makes things more difficult. Making a hole on the bottom of a horizontal pipe will cause any sediment in the pipe to collect in the valve and can cause a blockage, so I made sure to drill into the top of the pipe. That's true but caution is due to restricted flow not water pressure. How would I go about snaking it through the wall or ceiling? This is because the ferral is being stressed and not that the line has loosened. At any rate, approximately - and just really ballpark it for me - how much would it be for a plumber to come to run a water line so that the ice maker in the fridge works? You will need to locate where the cold water pipe is, drill to access it, and install a water valve and flexible water tubing.
Thats why most of us here suggested you do it yourself. The poly in the standard ice-maker kit isn't the same stuff that's in house water lines. Dilemma: My home is on a concrete slab foundation California building code rules due to earthquakes. It seems like you would be able to go through the ceiling easy enough. If your fridge has a water filter that filters all the water and ice, we can help you to replace the water filter. Mark Aug 17th, 2008 2:17 amThanks. You couldn't drill through the header and I wouldn't run any type of line directly over a door like that.
No question is too stupid, too simple, or too basic. Any posts like this that link to a website or blog will be removed. The kit provides you with the required parts to hook up a water line to your refrigerator. You'd be better off calling a plumber. Our refrigerator died a few weeks ago, so we invested in a new one with an icemaker, good for those Panama City heat waves! I was not strong enough. Try all, unless you are building a custom home and willing to pay extra for copper. If there is some way to know this it would help me a lot.
Might want to think about an in-line filter depending on water quality. Not sure how this will go, if I drill a hole in the floor under the sink and another hole behind where the fridge will go, then try to pass the water hose through blindly beneath the floor. If you must use a horizontal pipe, place the hole for the valve either on the top or side of the pipe. I started by turning off the main water valve, and opened a faucet in the basement to drain water out and relieve any pressure. On my left, there are the range and fridge, on my right, there's the water sink. Only problem; I did not unscrew the valve after piercing the pipe. I was worried that if the line were accidentally yanked, there would be a random hole leaking in the pipe.
I know there is stuff I can handle, and handle with great success, like gardening. Make sure you have left enough line to allow the fridge to be pulled out so you can get behind to regularly clean. Install Saddle Valve, to the supply line pipe in basement to tap into water for the refrigerator. I have changed faucets on bathroom sinks, but not without taking hours longer than needed. This sealing washer is what prevents water leaks so be sure it is tight enough until it swells to cover and seal the hole. Adapt-a-Tees can be used in many situations where you need an extra line. But when I discovered the refrigerator water supply installation kit, I was able to relax and get the job done.
Obviously this would not work if your current shutoff is soldered in place but that is not too common. It's a 2-story condo, and I have no easy access to the space directly above the kitchen. The associate from that department would be happy to help you choose the best option for your situation. I also need to install a waterline to Fridge which is located on opposite side across the kitchen sink area where the water pipes are located. Carol: I appreciate it, thank you so much. If your refrigerator is on the same wall as your kitchen sink, or backs up to a wall where there is a bathroom vanity on the opposite side, running the line can be very easy.
If running the line through the cabinets is not feasible, you might need to run a line through the floor and up to where the refrigerator is located. We often see this situation — where the water source is on the opposite side of the room. Pull up all the slack, but not too tight, leave things a little loose. Think in three dimensions and you'll likely find that crossing the kitchen isn't your only possibility. On the other hand Jeffrey is new to home ownership.
Won't be fun drilling through tile. After buying an adjustable cutter with a long handle that looked like it would be easy for a weakling like me to apply torque, I found that that was not smart. I was wondering if there was some kind of valve that I can connect to my washing machine. Once you've identified the nearest exposed water line, use the kit which Char describes to connect and run the line to the wall behind or beside your fridge. Measure the distance carefully, and buy a supply tube with plenty of length for the job. So I decided not to connect the refrigerator water line to the sink across the kitchen, but instead to go down through the kitchen floor and connect to the main water pipe in the basement.