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Crushed Ice: A Luxury You Can’t Live Without


Enjoying crushed ice is something the whole family will enjoy

Many refrigerators come with ice makers, which need to be attached to a water supply. The most difficult aspect is locating a water supply close to the refrigerator. Most installations involve drilling a hole through the floor and attaching the tubing to a nearby supply line in the basement, according to your most preferred Fort Worth plumber.

You quickly get used to serving iced drinks whenever you want them, especially when you can enjoy crushed ice or cubes. At first, you may dispense more ice than your glass will handle and you will have to clean up some cubes from your floor. Everyone will master how heavy-handed they need to be to perfectly dispense just the right amount with very little mess.
Plumber Pro Tip of the Week

Tip #1 Cut in a T-fitting into a cold water line and take a small-diameter line to the valve in the box.

Tip #2 Typically the valve has a 1/2-inch threaded shank that takes 12-inch female fittings.

Tip #3 You can also sweat a copper extension directly to the inside of the shank.
Mount the box, using the 2X spacers called “scabs” to close up the stud opening to the width of the housing flanges.

Tip #4 Connect the pipe to the interface fitting you installed on the threaded shank. Now it is time to connect the tubing.

Tip #5 Connect one end of the supply pipe to the valve and then connect the other side of the pipe to the fridge.

Tip #6 If the fridge has a cable, connect to it instead, then tighten all connections, turn the water on at the valve, and check for leaks.

PLEASE NOTE: You will have ice in a few hours, once all the air has purged from the line. Your local Fort Worth plumber recommends throwing the first few batches away.

PLUMBING TRADE SECRETS: Refrigerator ice makers use water from a nearby supply riser to make ice. When improperly installed, ice makers are notorious for leaking. Make sure to install a high-tower faucet. They are several inches taller than standard faucets.

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