I’m going to be getting a new refrigerator,

DWQA QuestionsI’m going to be getting a new refrigerator,

I’m going to be getting a new refrigerator, and I’m not sure they’ll hook it up because my water shut off valve is not within required distance. Is this something that’s fairly easy to do and dummy proof?

Edited to add: I already have a water line running to my current refrigerator; the shut off valve is not within the required distance to install/hook-up – so my question is, is the water line hook up part fairly easy?

6 Answers
answered 3 months ago

You could buy a long braided water line. We bought one that was 20 feet.

answered 3 months ago

Even a long rubber hose under floor will do like a washing machine extension but best to get plumber to run a pipe saves any problems

answered 3 months ago

Why wouldn’t they just let you shut the water and turn it back on. Why does distance matter? I had to shut my main for hookup as I didn’t have a dedicated valve and wasn’t an issue.

answered 3 months ago

You tip them they will do it or do it yourself it’s very easy you hook the old tube up to the new refrigerator

answered 3 months ago

Yes very. They make up to 12’ 1/4”metal braided lines for this with rubber gaskets in each end. One is made to hook to fridge and other end to standard 1/4” mpt fitting or many adapters available to connect

answered 3 months ago

I doubt an appliance delivery person is going to care about building code.