A refrigerator with an automated ice maker and a built-in water dispenser does absolutely nothing if you do not have a water line to connect to it. You can solve this with an ice maker installation kit that allows you to use the plumbing beneath the sink. The kit provides you with the required parts to hook up a water line to your refrigerator.
In my opinion the best way to install an ice maker supply line is to treat it like any other fixture branch. Install a standard tee fitting and a ball valve that will allow you to shut off the water supply to the ice maker without disrupting water to any other fixture in the house. I need to run a water line to it.
My new refrigerator has an automatic ice maker. I need to run a water line to it. The salesperson at the appliance store sold me a kit that clamps onto a regular water pipe.
I once lived in a year-old farmhouse on the outskirts of Washington, DC. For all intents and purposes it was my dream house -- simple, noble, roomy -- with lots of projects. The kitchen was extremely outdated when we bought the house, but I explained to my wife that I needed to underpin the foundation walls and reinforce the sagging floors before I could remodel the kitchen. Melissa had other ideas: She wanted help with the baby.
I'm here to tell you that this is probably one of the simplest plumbing job you will ever have to do. In this chapter we will cover how to hook up your ice maker to the cold water line beneath your sink. First, lets talk about the different type of tubing and valves you might use for this operation.
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Imagine the convenience of having cold water or ice cubes any time you want them -- no more filling up pitchers to keep in the refrigerator or waiting for ice cube trays to freeze. But once you've bought a refrigerator with a cold water dispenser and automatic ice maker, you'll still need a way to get water into it. It takes patience, but you can hook a water line up to your refrigerator on your own. Here's how [sources: Family HandymanWhirlpool ].
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Running a water line to a refrigerator to supply its ice maker and drinking water dispenser has never been easier. In most cases, the water line can be run from a kitchen faucet water supply line through the kitchen cabinets and over to the refrigerator. 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.