Fridge Water Line Through Bearing Wall

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Old 09-15-18, 11:12 AM
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Fridge Water Line Through Bearing Wall

I am trying to run a water line for our fridge in our new home and the fridge backs up to the bearing wall down the center of the home. There is shower almost directly below the fridge (it's a little off to one side though), so what I am trying to determine is how to get the water line up to the fridge. I'm thinking of going straight up from the shower, through the bottom plate in the bearing wall, and then through 2 or 3 studs until I get behind the fridge and then putting the water line there. Is what I am proposing up to code? Am I better off coming up through the floor behind the cabinets and running a water line behind them? I'm just trying to figure out what makes the most sense. By the way, I don't have access to the floor joists in the basement as the ceiling is drywalled so anything I do with that means I'm doing drywall repair (and I'm terrible at that).

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Old 09-15-18, 11:20 AM
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Hard to follow. Downstairs is finished so how will you access the shower to connect a pipe.
I don't believe code dictates any specific way to run the line.
 
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Old 09-15-18, 01:15 PM
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Yeah sorry about that! It is hard to follow. The shower has a small closet of the controls side so my intent was to do a couple small holes in the closet to get to the area where the bearing wall is.with the feed from the shower. So while it is finished, I would minimize drywall and contain it to a closet.
 
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Old 09-15-18, 04:37 PM
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Here is a picture you can consult. Drilling is fine as long as you keep the hole in the center and don't exceed 40% of stud width.

https://d12m281ylf13f0.cloudfront.ne...earingWall.jpg
 
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Thanks! No issues with go thing through the bottom plate?
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No, none...............................
 
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Old 09-15-18, 11:06 PM
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You might run the water into an adjacent cabinet and put a valve there. Make it easy to reach if you need to turn off the water.
 
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