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Old 09-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #16
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Bad Luck! Is it an option to put the valve under the kitchen sink and run a longer supply line? So you do not even have to move the fridge out if there is a problem. Don't use a self piercing, I see those things go bad often, and they allow very low water flow. Use a sharkbite tee and new valve like what you had. Hope your luck turns around!

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I'd run 1/2 copper up through the floor and install the same kind of valve you have under the house.
If your not ready to solder the copper you can use a "shark bite" elbow.

http://www.lakecountypipe.com/SharkB...-34-X-34-.aspx

Its so easy a Caveman could do it ! lol
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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Can you call my wife and tell her the same thing ?
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So I ended up throwing a T into my cold water piping under my kitchen sink, ran my small valve for the fridge after that, and then 1/4" copper tubing under the floor across the kitchen, up to the fridge which arrives Thursday. Pressure seems good, had to tighten a few of my connections after testing the water.

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Awesome! Nice job!!
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Awesome! Nice job!!
Thanks plumber666. - Question for ya. Although you'd think that turning the large bumpy silver-handled old valve on the 1/2" copper pipe shown in my photo would shut off my cold water, nope, it just leaks a bit, and full pressure still comes outta the tap.

Open it up, still full pressure, no leaks out of it. ??? I finally got it to turn all the way in and out smoothly after massaging it for a minute or two. It was quite stiff.
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Newfridge, I would have gone a complete different way but I was focused on the post that pointed me to the valve under the house. I always recommend hooking the ice maker to the piping under the sink. I still use the roll of copper about 25'. Good job on your hookup I have one problem though. That is I would have put the shutoff valve right under the sink at the tee. When ever I install piping I try to install a valve close as possible to the source. That way if your line starts leaking or burst for some reason you don't have to worry about pulling the fridge out you can just react quickly and dive under the sink and secure it. All & all good job.
Hope you have plenty of ice in the future.


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