Want To Run A New Water Line For Icemaker, Can I Do It This Way? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 10-15-2016, 11:46 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 2
Default

Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?


I have a copper line that runs from a pipe by my water heater, up to a floor in my kitchen where it stops, it had a a connection on it which connected a water line to the fridge... I tried to replace it but kept getting a leak by the copper so what I want to do is get a long 6 or 8 foot braided ice maker line, eliminate the copper line completely, and just connect the braided line to the shutoff valve by the water heater , and run it directly to the fridge. My question is can I do it that way? Or does it have to be copper? It seems like when you buy a whole kit, they all have copper line... keep in mind my fridge is directly above the water heater, so a pretty short run . Here is some pics. Thanks for the help
Attached Thumbnails
Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?-img_3102_1476593126539.jpg   Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?-img_3103_1476593149777.png   Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?-img_3103_1476593181140.png  
Mkr88x is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-16-2016, 05:17 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
Default

Re: Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?


Yes u can use braided line.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jumpgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-16-2016, 06:44 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 4,217
Rewards Points: 8,351
Default

Re: Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?


Keep in mind that the braided line has a plastic line inside the braid. Needs to be kept away from the h20 chimney.

Yes it should work but probably is not to code. I think the cutoff needs to be near the Fridge.

Mine runs from the sink to the Fridge along the back inside of my cabinets and the delivery people declined to connect it for that reason, saying there were not allowed to connect unless I had a box with a cut off.
__________________
Colbyt
Retired drapery and home furnishings installer.
Fact: World-wide 96.5% of Covid-19 victims fully recover
Colbyt is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-16-2016, 07:45 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,333
Rewards Points: 5,666
Default

Re: Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?


I'm guessing your leak with the copper is at the fitting(s) because the ferrule hasn't been set to the tubing correctly. If you are to be a DIY'er you may as well learn how to do that now rather than later and save yourself money as well as aggravation.
SeniorSitizen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 08:49 AM   #5
A "Handy Husband"
 
rjniles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Carolina Low Country
Posts: 11,102
Rewards Points: 812
Default

Re: Want to run a new water line for icemaker, can I do it this way?


I would run flex copper up thru the floor, install a stop and then transition to the braided flex.
__________________
My electrical answers are based on 2017 NEC, you may have local amendments.

Location: Coastal South Carolina
rjniles is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water line running through garage drywall physdl Plumbing 6 07-09-2015 08:50 AM
Grossly insufficient water supply to toilet wasting water? mysterylectric Plumbing 8 01-17-2012 11:19 AM
Proper Water and Gas line bonding. John318 Electrical 5 11-16-2011 11:19 AM
Leaky ball valve at incoming water line Bipin1948 Plumbing 5 10-03-2011 05:21 PM
Need to run gas line to Tankless Water Heater. anonymouscuban Plumbing 2 04-16-2010 02:56 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts