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Old 11-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Water line install & Electrical


I am needing to close of a wall which has a refrigerator water line & electrical running through this. I would like suggestions on a proper way of running the water line through the wall, and want to make sure that the installation is "up to code". Does the water line need a certain amount of spacing from the electrical lines? Does the plug closest to the water line need to be a GFCI plug? Does the waterline need to be attached to the studs along its run? Please see picture with notes below:
1. Junction box
Note: Junction box will be moved to the attic
2. Light switch for room & adjacent room
3. Plug pulling power from light switch
4. 1/4" braided water supply hose from kitchen sink to 1/4" copper tube
Note: Braided waterline is fed from opposite wall just below #3. plug.
5. 1/4" copper tube from braided water supply to refrigerator
6. Stranded aluminum wiring from main breaker to clothes dryer
Note: 1/4" copper wraps over aluminum wiring.
7. GCC-P ROMEX 12/2 with Ground type NM-8 600 volts (UL) 344/91 wiring from junction box and light switch.
Note: wiring will be cleaned up while junction box is moved to the attic.
8. Door from Washer/Dryer room to Kitchen
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The open wall is located in the washer/dryer room
The room sharing this wall (opposite side) is the kitchen.
Home is slab foundation.
Water line is run from sink, through a wall, over ceiling in attic to refrigerator.
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You really need to run a real water line, either using Copper or PEX for the supply, for the fridge. Also, what is what that outlet being so high? Is this in a basement?

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Thanks for the prompt reply. I will run a copper water line then. This is all old "remodeling" from a previous owner. I removed the sheetrock to see what work was previously done. I do not know why the outlet is so high. I will be moving the outlet to a different location. This is a washer/dryer room on a single level, slab foundation home.
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Does it ever get below freezing in Dallas? Water in attic?
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Does it ever get below freezing in Dallas? Water in attic?
The record low seems to be -8F according to google.
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Does it ever get below freezing in Dallas? Water in attic?
It depends on the Winter.
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The temperature will be below freezing for a few evenings during December-January. Several years ago Dallas (East Dallas) had 6 days below freezing (lowest being 15F), but this is rare. The lowest attic temp during this time was 38F. I do regularly check the attic temp during peak hot & cold times as there is one other water line which has been run through the attic prior. I have seen water lines installed through the attic in several demo & remodels that I have worked on in the Dallas area. I understand that installing a dedicated water line would be ideal, but this would require the tear out of a newer remodel on the kitchen and cutting into the slab foundation. Thank you.

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