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Old 02-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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Method for running a water line for an icemaker


Install a tee in the copper section with the proper valves, 1/4 inch copper to the ice maker hookup, leave some loops of copper(like a slinky) behind the refrigerator so you can pull it out for cleaning and service, put the end of the copper in a bucket have someone open the water valve under the sink to make sure there's no dirt in the line, then hook the line up to the ice maker water line, start the ice maker and throw out the first bin of ice, use the second bin full. Do Not Use Saddle Valve and Plastic.

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Install a tee in the copper section with the proper valves, 1/4 inch copper to the ice maker hookup, leave some loops of copper(like a slinky) behind the refrigerator so you can pull it out for cleaning and service, put the end of the copper in a bucket have someone open the water valve under the sink to make sure there's no dirt in the line, then hook the line up to the ice maker water line, start the ice maker and throw out the first bin of ice, use the second bin full. Do Not Use Saddle Valve and Plastic.
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Method for running a water line for an icemaker


Big box or other supply place should have something like this:
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to connect sink and ice maker line to your under sink water supply.
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Install a tee in the copper section with the proper valves, 1/4 inch copper to the ice maker hookup, leave some loops of copper(like a slinky) behind the refrigerator so you can pull it out for cleaning and service, put the end of the copper in a bucket have someone open the water valve under the sink to make sure there's no dirt in the line, then hook the line up to the ice maker water line, start the ice maker and throw out the first bin of ice, use the second bin full. Do Not Use Saddle Valve and Plastic.
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And to clarify, the diameter of the "slinky" should be about 3 feet, not a 6 inch diameter "slinky".

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