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Old 04-21-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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So, this may darn well be a ridiculous idea but here goes. I was hoping to run a water line to my fridge for the ice maker etc. The fridge is opposite the sink and water supply with a walkway between on either side. So I cant just go through the cabinets. In an effort to avoid going over the attic or into the downstairs ceiling, can I

A, take the transition strip that connects the laminate flooring to the original hardwoods, and run a dado through the underside and place the water line in this dado to pass it across the hallway?

B, or heck could i just pull up one of the boards from the flooring and cut a dado in that and repeat?

Ridiculous yes?

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Pick up the water supply from the basement and run it up through the floor to the back of the reefer.

You'll be glad you did some day.

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
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If you have a downstairs finished ceiling covering the pipes, you might consider doing something similiar to what you suggested. I have mine run behind cab's and across a narrow space to the fridge, but the space is against the outside wall. I know it is not professional, but it is mine. Heheh, I'll get around to hiding it....someday.


If I used a transission strip across a walkway, I would be careful not cut the dado too deep and leave the wood too thin to provide adequate strength. This may not be a really big concern considering how thin the dado will be and if the strip is firmly attached on both sides along its length. Just something to think about.
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