Refrigerator Water Supply

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Old 01-10-21, 12:20 PM
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Refrigerator Water Supply

Hello all, Iím in the process of updating the kitchen and needed to add a water line for the refrigerator water supply. The nearest waterline is on the hot water heater supply line. Iíve added a tee fitting along with some reducers just after the shut off check valve just at the expansion tank just prior to entering the water heater. Is there any reason this wonít work as a temporary solution? I plan on calling a plumber to replace the water heater later this year and will tear down the wall behind it to have it connected properly. Hereís a photo. Thanks.

 

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01-10-21, 01:42 PM
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Water is water, I would have added a shutoff off the tee just in case you needed to isolate!
 
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Water is water, I would have added a shutoff off the tee just in case you needed to isolate!
 
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The only problem I see is excessively hot water going to the fridge.
How long is that 1/4" copper line ?
 
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The 1/4Ē is roughly 50 feet and runs through the attic. I tried to run it under the insulation where I could.

I might add a shutoff valve to it if itís going to be longer then a few months. My local hardware store didnít have much of a selection.
 
 

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