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Old 10-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #16
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Refrigerator water line through concrete slab?


Look the dude wants to install a 1/4" ice machine line what's the big deal?

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yep no big deal but I would 3/8 or 1/2 ...because 1/4" is prone to clog after a few yrs...just my 2 cent....oh and yes concrete is sure of one thing it will crack....ben sr
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Update: I plan on running a 1/4" soft copper line within a 1/2" OD (3/8" ID) flexible plastic tube through a groove in the slab. Today I cut a channel into the concrete with the angle grinder and hammer drill (angle grinder was a mess, now I see why they use wet saws for this). The channel about 1" x 1" and 6' long. I have the channel making a gradual curve at both ends so the tubes can emerge from the floor without kinking the copper. I think (hope) that if I would ever damage the copper line, I should be able to yank it out of there and slide another copper line through the outer plastic sleeve.

I have all of the materials and I just need to chip away at some more of the irregularities in the groove so the top of the outer (plastic) tube remains about 1/2" under the surface. Eventually there will be another 1/2 inch of thinset and slate on top of that.

Let me know if anyone has any concerns. I'll share some pics when I get a little further.
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Update: I plan on running a 1/4" soft copper line within a 1/2" OD (3/8" ID) flexible plastic tube through a groove in the slab. Today I cut a channel into the concrete with the angle grinder and hammer drill (angle grinder was a mess, now I see why they use wet saws for this). The channel about 1" x 1" and 6' long. I have the channel making a gradual curve at both ends so the tubes can emerge from the floor without kinking the copper. I think (hope) that if I would ever damage the copper line, I should be able to yank it out of there and slide another copper line through the outer plastic sleeve.

I have all of the materials and I just need to chip away at some more of the irregularities in the groove so the top of the outer (plastic) tube remains about 1/2" under the surface. Eventually there will be another 1/2 inch of thinset and slate on top of that.

Let me know if anyone has any concerns. I'll share some pics when I get a little further.
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