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Water Line run from Refrigerator to bathroom

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  • Jan 7th, 2019 5:14 pm
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Jan 5, 2019
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Water Line run from Refrigerator to bathroom

I have a refrigerator on the other side of the bathroom wall. I want to run the water line down the inside of the wall, under the floor and up under the bathroom sink. How can i drop the line in the wall easily. Is this doable?
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Dec 31, 2007
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Open up the drywall behind the fridge.
Open up the ceiling drywall from the basement between the fridge and bathroom (assuming there is a basement).
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Nov 17, 2012
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Is the basement finished? Why do you feel the need to run this to your bathroom?

What you want is a 1/4 turn shutoff valve in the wall behind the fridge properly plumbed in like the supply lines to a sink or toilet.

So, if your basement is unfinished (I assume so if you make no mention of any challenge with routing the line to the bathroom) put a 1/2 inch PEX or copper cold supply into the wall behind the fridge. Install a standard shutoff valve in the wall and connect the fridge to this with a nice long braided stainless steel flexible line. It will never burst/crimp etc. that will eventually happen to those crap flexible copper lines people use for fridge water supplies.
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Apr 19, 2018
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I'm into keeping it simple. Drill a small hole in the floor behind the fridge near the baseboard, run the 1/4" supply line through it to the basement and hook it up to a reducing tee valve in the nearest cold water supply line. Of course, this presumes the basement is either unfinished or only has a drop ceiling giving easy access to services.
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Enlgma wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 6:54 am
I'm into keeping it simple. Drill a small hole in the floor behind the fridge near the baseboard, run the 1/4" supply line through it to the basement and hook it up to a reducing tee valve in the nearest cold water supply line. Of course, this presumes the basement is either unfinished or only has a drop ceiling giving easy access to services.
Yup, this works too. Still have to cut into an existing cold supply line, install a T / valve, drill a hole, etc. so IMHO might as well run the copper or pex up into the kitchen wall, but passing the flexible (not copper but rather a proper reinforced 1/4 line) line from the fridge through the floor would work. Just need extra length.

I think RFD admins need to create a feature that locks a thread like this if the OP doesn't chime in once in a while after asking for advice.

I'm beginning to think perhaps RFD creates dummy accounts to create threads like this (note the OP has 1 post) just to lure us into creating more content for the site / material for search engines to scrape.
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torontotim wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 9:33 am
I think RFD admins need to create a feature that locks a thread like this if the OP doesn't chime in once in a while after asking for advice.

I'm beginning to think perhaps RFD creates dummy accounts to create threads like this (note the OP has 1 post) just to lure us into creating more content for the site / material for search engines to scrape.
Makes sense. I have seen a few very simple requests where that is the only posting from the OP.
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@FrankB95700 [OP] Is there a basement? If so, is the ceiling accessible from below the kitchen?
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torontotim wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 9:33 am
Yup, this works too. Still have to cut into an existing cold supply line, install a T / valve, drill a hole, etc. so IMHO might as well run the copper or pex up into the kitchen wall, but passing the flexible (not copper but rather a proper reinforced 1/4 line) line from the fridge through the floor would work. Just need extra length.
I always try to find something simple yet with some flexibility since ye who rules the roost seems to think everything has to be moved around periodically. Moving the fridge becomes more of a commitment when permanent plumbing has been added to a specific place.
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Enlgma wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 12:14 pm
I always try to find something simple yet with some flexibility since ye who rules the roost seems to think everything has to be moved around periodically. Moving the fridge becomes more of a commitment when permanent plumbing has been added to a specific place.
I did mine as part of a full gut job reno. Nothing is moving while I still own the house ;) Mine is actually in the wall, so all I would need to do is cut and cap the copper and close up the wall.
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Jun 24, 2015
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i second to make a small hole in the floor and fish the water supply line into the basement and make the connections there.
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