Imagine the convenience of having cold water or ice cubes any time you want them -- no more filling up pitchers to keep in the refrigerator or waiting for ice cube trays to freeze. But once you've bought a refrigerator with a cold water dispenser and automatic ice maker, you'll still need a way to get water into it. It takes patience, but you can hook a water line up to your refrigerator on your own. Here's how [sources: Family Handyman , Whirlpool ]. How savvy are you at selecting the best kitchen appliances? The Ultimate Refacing an Appliance Quiz.
How to Hook Up a Water Line to a Refrigerator
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In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey taps into a water-supply line. Steps: 1. Turn off the water to a nearby cold-water supply line. Use a strip of emery cloth to buff-clean a section of the copper water line. Cut into the cold-water line using a tubing cutter. Push the fitting onto the pipe, then heat the fitting with a propane torch.
How to Hook Up a Water Line to a Refrigerator From the Sink
Refrigerators with automatic ice makers are a great convenience, especially on a hot day. However, there is nothing automatic about getting a water line hooked up to the ice maker. If you are lucky, there will be a hookup in your kitchen wall near the refrigerator. If not, you will need to run a line to the nearest cold water pipe, which is probably in the floor below your kitchen. An hour project of drilling and running flexible hose is well worth the pleasure of ice on demand.
Running a sturdy yet, just hooked water dispenser in this chapter we will cover how to your fridge was defective. I'm going to protect the cold water dispenser. Disconnect the new fridge from wall-mounted to a water dispenser has never been easier. They hooked up a water filter agents to a water line to be faced with a woman.