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Old 08-18-02, 01:13 PM
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water supply for ice maker

In my new house the water coming out of the ice maker water supply is hot water,is this right or should it be cold water.
 
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Old 08-18-02, 01:16 PM
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Should be cold water. When they did the install the obviously tapped into the hot supply rather than cold. Trace the supply upstream from the fridge until you find where it ties in to see what it will entail to change it over.
 
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Old 08-18-02, 01:19 PM
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It can be either, but it is usually cold water.
There is an old myth around that "hot water freezes faster than cold water", and some people hook up the hot water mistakenly for this reason.
You can switch it or leave it.
Good Luck!
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Old 08-18-02, 01:22 PM
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I would think there might be some "taste" issues with a hot side supply line, O-G. Why most people nuke a cup of cold water for instant tea/coffee instead of just running from the hot tap.
 
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Old 08-18-02, 01:41 PM
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You're right. There could be hot water taste issues from the water heater tank.
Many new refrigerators come with a built-in water filter, or an in-line filter can be added for the ice maker.
I've always been hooked up to the cold water line (and our new refrig has a built-in filter).
I still know people who swear by that hot water myth, though. LOL.
Mike
 
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Old 08-18-02, 08:28 PM
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Water for ice cubes should be from cold water. The water will freeze faster and there will be less work for the freezer.
The only advantage to using hot water is that the cubes will be slightly clearer due to their being less oxygen in the water at higher temps.
 
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Old 08-19-02, 08:55 AM
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water supply fo ice maker

thanks for the info about about the water supply ,i guess i will be better off switching the lines ...thanks again
 
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Old 08-19-02, 12:39 PM
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Talking Use inline filter

As OG suggested, install an inline filter(HD sells it for $20-pay attention for the flow direction) and your cubes will be crystal-clear and without sendiments.
 
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