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Old 07-12-2010, 05:17 PM   #16
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Homes with a water softener will always have soft water plumbed to the water heater. You shouldn't drink a lot of softened water unless you need more salt in your diet.

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:10 PM   #17
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A former appliance repair person told me to use hot water for the ice maker because the ice would be less cloudy. Never tried it so can't confirm.
About hot water freezing faster than cold I can only say this. If you put a cube tray of cold along with a cube tray of hot in a freezer, they will freeze at the same time because the heat contained in the hot tray will give up it's heat to everything in the freezer including the cold tray.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:39 PM   #18
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lmao..... i wasn't aware that I was asking such a controversial question!!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:16 PM   #19
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lmao..... i wasn't aware that I was asking such a controversial question!!!!
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lmao..... i wasn't aware that I was asking such a controversial question!!!!
I told you it was a good question. I had the vibe when I saw it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:54 AM   #21
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In response to those refering to hot water making clearer ice because of less minerals, from my hvac schooling and being a aquarium hobbyist, isn't cloudy ice cubes from cold water caused by the fact that cold water holds a much greater quantity of oxygen and it is the oxygen that makes it cloudy?
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:37 PM   #22
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Oxygen content has a bearing. But its not the only cause of cloudy ice.
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I know this is an older post, but the reason I originally did it was because I didn't originally have an ice maker and I had tapped the dishwasher into the hot water.

Then when I added an ice maker, rather than redo the plumbing I just added a "T" to the existing shutoff to save some steps.

I just now upgraded the refrigerator which now has ice maker and in-door water. So while I figured the amount of water needed to make ice wouldn't be an issue, now that we're also drinking water from that line, I wanted to see if there was anything wrong with it.

Glad it turns out that it's not an issue. Thanks everyone.
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I would never leave a ice maker tied into a hot water line Why? It just does not make sense and it's wrong. Cold water only change it. Quite a few people out there think hot water freezes before cold water ..Wrong cold water freezes faster facts are BTU ratings. Cold water is already ahead of hot water because you have to lower the temp to start freezing process it takes less time to lower cold water temps than hot water.

By the way that was a very good question.
People are misinterpreting that because what actually happens is that the the hot water cools at a faster rate than the cold when you take the entire timeline into account. The temperature drop per second overall is greater. BUT once that hot water reaches the same temperature as the cold water, there's no magic juice in the hot water that makes it freeze faster from that point.



I don't know how people get "Hot water freezes faster" from that, though.




In response to the OP : I'd change it. You're going to eventually have the risk of getting anode rod particles flaking off and getting into your icemaker filter and plugging it up pretty quickly. That's if the particles don't plug up the tiny 1/4" water line first.
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http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physic...hot_water.html
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All I know is when I push the lever for ice.....it comes out!!
When I look in the bin its full.

For the record mines on the cold water line under the sink
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People are misinterpreting that because what actually happens is that the the hot water cools at a faster rate than the cold when you take the entire timeline into account. The temperature drop per second overall is greater. BUT once that hot water reaches the same temperature as the cold water, there's no magic juice in the hot water that makes it freeze faster from that point.



I don't know how people get "Hot water freezes faster" from that, though.




In response to the OP : I'd change it. You're going to eventually have the risk of getting anode rod particles flaking off and getting into your icemaker filter and plugging it up pretty quickly. That's if the particles don't plug up the tiny 1/4" water line first.
Well, I had my last icemaker connected to the hotwater for at least 10 years with no issue, if this one clogs before then, so be it.
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Wow, History repeats itself. It's nice to know we can go back in time and see what people's responses were. I often do that looking for answer's.

"Cold water freezes before Hot water"
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ok so then does water boil faster when you add salt to it or is it the food cooks faster since it boils at hotter temp.
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Before tiling kitchen floor we disconnected the old saddle valve and 1/4" copper tubing that was being used to feed the refrigerator in kitchen. This saddle valve was attached on a cold 3/4" water pipe in basement.

I wanted 1/2 copper ran up thru kitchen floor with a:
ball valve shutoff in basement and
1/4 turn shutoff behind the fridge...similar to photo.

In basement, after we cut out the section of 3/4" cold line to eliminate hole from saddle valve piercing, I was ready to install a 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 "T" so that the 1/2" branch of the "T" would supply the fridge. My buddy was ready to install a 3/4 coupling to repair the cold line because he wanted to cut into the hot water line to supply the fridge.

At first I thought he was bustin balls. Says thats how its suppose to be. When I realized he was serious I told him he's nuts. He told me to check the fridge manual. We stopped production, wife was yelling because water was still off but according to the Maytag manual: see photo below



Dont know what it means but is from Maytag refrigerator manual:
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