Refrigerator Connections

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-28-17, 12:45 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pa
Posts: 161
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Refrigerator Connections

I'm having a new refrigerator delivered in 2 wks. It has a stainless steel connector for the ice/water hookup. I have to plump the valve to hook up to this. The tubing goes through a ceramic floor. What size hole do I need in the floor? Do I use a standard stop valve to hook up to?

Thanks for the help

D Sherm
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-28-17, 12:49 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,170
Received 1,117 Votes on 1,037 Posts
The tubing IS thru the floor or you will be putting it thru the floor ?
Usually the water line is 1/2" copper to the valve.

When installing the water line thru the floor..... you need to keep in mind that this pipe could keep the fridge from rolling back far enough.
 
  #3  
Old 11-28-17, 01:01 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pa
Posts: 161
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Refrigerator Connections

I don't know what I;m dealing with here. The store said I'd get a stainless line to hook up the fridge to the water line. I read in their literature that I need to install a stop within 6' of the fridge. I need to know the thickness of the tubing and the type of stop to install.

Thanks.

D Sherm
 
  #4  
Old 11-28-17, 01:45 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,170
Received 1,117 Votes on 1,037 Posts
You'll get a stainless steel braided hose with 1/4" connectors on the end. One goes to the fridge and one goes to the valve. In this picture..... this valve just pushes on to a piece of 1/2" copper pipe. No soldering. There are different styles from compression to solder on type.

What will you be connecting to in the basement ?
Post a pic if unsure.... How-to-insert-pictures

Name:  chrome-finish-brasscraft-shut-off-valves-g2ps14x-c1-64_1000.jpg
Views: 102
Size:  25.0 KB
 
  #5  
Old 11-29-17, 09:55 AM
Z
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 5,341
Received 115 Votes on 106 Posts
Depending on where the refrigerator is in relation to the sink, that stainless line could be run through a cabinet or two to the sink connections. It's even easier to connect it there.

As Pete said, share some pics and we can definitely help you through it.
 
  #6  
Old 11-29-17, 04:28 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pa
Posts: 161
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks for the help.


D Sherm
 
  #7  
Old 12-03-17, 12:20 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pa
Posts: 161
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I'll be going thru the floor to a 1/2" copper line in the basement. I assume from your comments the valve has a 1/4" connector.
 
  #8  
Old 12-03-17, 12:58 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,170
Received 1,117 Votes on 1,037 Posts
Yes... the valve needed has a 1/4" connector.
 
  #9  
Old 12-03-17, 12:59 PM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 5,450
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
This may or may not apply to your situation. In California, stores will not hook up a fridge to a remote valve. The valve needs to be directly behind the fridge and operating.
If they refuse to connect the hose you could always do it yourself. And yes, all ice lines are 1/4" compression.
 
Reply
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 On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: