Ask MetaFilter. We are investing in a brand new refrigerator to use the “Cash for Clunkers for Appliances” program.

We are investing in a fridge that is new make use of the “Cash for Clunkers for Appliances” program.

Brand brand New refrigerator we wish posseses an ice manufacturer, which clearly (right?) is going to need a water hookup which our present suck-ass Magic Chef doesn’t. Just how much of a problem (in work and value; we are in Brooklyn, NY) could it be to include a hookup that is new? It is close to our destroy, so that the pipelines should be there.

If, for reasons uknown, it isn’t practical to obtain the work done, can there be any explanation we could not simply connect when you look at the refrigerator sans-ice manufacturer, and later hook it up?

you ought to be able to download the manual on the internet. Observe how the directions read.

We suspect it is since straightforward as placing a T on your own chilled water line and owning a plastic that is small into the straight back of this refrigerator. but. IANAP posted by HuronBob at 2:42 PM on February 11, 2010

Residence Depot offers a kit with this. It is simply only a little needle thing that taps into the current pipe. I believe it really is a slightly various kit based on when you yourself have copper or PVC.

Yeah, in the event that refrigerator is certainly going in right close to the sink, I would personally make use of seat valve in the cool line into the sink, then drill a opening within the case to operate the line. You ought to be in a position to do most of the work (with the exception of drilling the opening) with fundamental hand tools plus some good judgment.

1) If you have not really bought yet, i wish to emphatically endorse purchasing a model utilizing the fridge in the base. It really is Hence really nice getting the meals you access most be appropriate up there in the front of the face.

2) setting up an ice manufacturer line must not be too much. My better half recently changed ours out from a copper line to a single of these lines that seems like a gasoline pipe (bendy and much more durable because our copper line developed a kink inside it and leaked). According to the style of line you use, you may need to make numerous, numerous batches of ice you dispose of since you can “taste” the synthetic or regardless of the line consists of. Maybe perhaps maybe Not a problem, simply a pain you about that I thought I’d warn. published by wwartorff at 3:26 PM on February 11, 2010

“If, for reasons uknown, it is not practical getting the job done, will there be any explanation we could not just connect when you look at the refrigerator sans-ice manufacturer, and later hook it up? “

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

jon1270 writes ” For the ice manufacturer, a seat valve should always be enough.”

Saddle valves are virtually going to leak at some time later on; particularly under a sink where they have been afflicted by damage that is mechanical. Better is either a Compression Tee/Quick tee adaptor or even a turn off valve with two ports whenever you can 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 plastic or copper tubing. The copper tubing is much more high priced but less likely to want to 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 refrigerator; 5-7′ of line) before attaching the conclusion of the tubing to the water valve on the fridge. The cycle will lay flat resistant to the wall surface behind the fridge and permit one to pull the fridge out of the wall surface without damaging the tubing. Make certain the clamp is used by you that accompany the kit to connect the tubing to your refrigerator near it is valve so that the valve does not get damaged.

Then you should install an inline sediment filter if your water contains appreciable sediment (check for mud in the bottom of your toilet tank) and your fridge also dispenses chilled water. Otherwise that muck ends up in the cold plate that chills water. published by Mitheral at 3:44 PM on 11, 2010 [2 favorites february]

The first thing you have to do would be to look beneath the sink and determine which kind of supply would go to the water that is cold. In case it is a valve human body with flexible lines running up, verify that the threads on top are standard half inch pipe threads. In that case, you can easily unscrew water line into the sink and install an easy tee over the valve, re-install the water line then install the kit-based line towards the refrigerator. Needless to say you will have turned the water off before unscrewing such a thing. Appropriate

Just simply Take a cellular phone picture of what is beneath the sink and show it towards the plumbing work “expert” in the home Depot or Lowes and s/he can explain to you most of the goodies you want. As happens to be noted above, the most difficult component is drilling for the line through the case and that’s actually no big deal. We decide to drill just 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 feasible, so that the line does not interfere aided by the material you retain in the case. published by Old Geezer at 4:40 PM on February 11, 2010