Ask MetaFilter. We are investing in a brand new fridge to make use of the "Cash for Clunkers for Appliances" program.

We are purchasing a brand new fridge to use the "Cash for Clunkers for Appliances" program.

Brand New refrigerator we would like has an ice manufacturer, which demonstrably (right?) is going to need a water hookup which our current suck-ass Magic Chef will not. Just how much of a problem (in work and value; we're in Brooklyn, NY) could it be to include a brand new hookup? It really is close to our destroy, therefore the pipelines should there be right.

If, for reasons uknown, it is not practical to obtain the task done, will there be any explanation we couldn't simply connect when you look at the refrigerator sans-ice manufacturer, and connect it later on?

you need to be able to install the manual on the internet. Observe how the instructions read.

We suspect it's going to be as easy as placing a T in your cool water line and managing a little synthetic hose to your straight back for the refrigerator. but. IANAP posted by HuronBob at 2:42 PM on 11, 2010 february

Residence Depot offers a kit because of this. It is simply only a little needle thing that taps into the current pipe. I do believe it is a somewhat various kit based on for those who have copper or PVC.

Yeah, in the event that fridge is certainly going in right close to the sink, I would personally make use of seat valve in the cool line to your sink, then drill a gap into the case to operate the line. You need to be able to perform every one of the work (aside from drilling the opening) with fundamental hand tools plus some sense that is common.

1) If you have not really bought yet, i do want to emphatically endorse investing in a model aided by the fridge regarding the base. Its Hence really nice getting the meals you access most be appropriate up there in the front of one's face.

2) setting up an ice manufacturer line really should not be too much. My better half recently changed ours out from a copper line to at least one of the relative lines that seems like a fuel pipe (bendy and more durable because our copper line developed a kink with it and leaked). With respect to the style of line you utilize, you may have to make numerous, numerous batches of ice because you can "taste" the plastic or whatever the line is made of that you throw away. Perhaps perhaps perhaps Not an issue, simply a pain you about that I thought I'd warn. published by wwartorff at 3:26 PM on 11, 2010 february

"If, for reasons uknown, it is not practical to obtain the task done, will there be any explanation we could not simply connect within the refrigerator sans-ice manufacturer, and connect it later on? "

No issue exactly just exactly what therefore ever; just be sure you Ice Maker is within the off place so it doesn't cycle most of the kind.

jon1270 writes " For an ice manufacturer, a seat valve ought to be adequate."

Saddle valves are virtually fully guaranteed to leak sooner or later as time goes on; specially under a sink where they truly are afflicted by damage that is mechanical. Better is either a Compression Tee/Quick tee adaptor or a turn off valve with two ports if you're able to find one which fits your water sink that is cold shutoff. Either may be set up in just a couple of wrenches and perchance a pipe cutter.

The ice maker kits that are install include either synthetic or copper tubing. The copper tubing is more costly but less likely to want to bgclive be catastrophically damaged. You can when you run the line drill the hole in the cabinet as close to the floor and wall as. Then make a sizable complete cycle in the tubing (roughly since big across because the width associated with the fridge; 5-7' of line) before attaching the conclusion for the tubing towards the water valve regarding the refrigerator. The cycle will lay flat from the wall surface behind the refrigerator and enable you to definitely pull the fridge out of the wall without damaging the tubing. Make certain you employ the clamp that is included with the kit to connect the tubing to your refrigerator near it is valve and so the valve doesn't get damaged.

If for example the water contains appreciable sediment (look for mud when you look at the base of the lavatory tank) along with your refrigerator also dispenses cool water then chances are you should install an inline sediment filter. Otherwise that muck leads to the cold plate that chills water. published by Mitheral at 3:44 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]

First thing you have to do is always to look beneath the sink and discover which kind of supply would go to the chilled water. In case it is a valve human body with flexible lines operating up, verify that the threads on top are standard half inch pipeline threads. Then install the kit-based line to the fridge if so, you can unscrew the water line to the sink and install a simple tee above the valve, re-install the water line and. Needless to say you will have turned water off before unscrewing anything. Appropriate?

Take a cellular phone picture of what exactly is beneath the sink and show it into the plumbing work "expert" in the home Depot or Lowes and s/he can explain to you most of the goodies you will need. As happens to be noted above, the hardest component is drilling for the line through the case and that is actually no big deal. We elect to drill only a little bigger hole than is necessary therefore feeding the ice-maker line through is just a little easier. Additionally, drill this hole dating back possible, therefore the line does not interfere using the stuff you retain within the case. posted by Old Geezer at 4:40 PM on February 11, 2010