Can anyone tell me around how much I can expect to cost me to have a plumber
come and install a water line from under my sink to my fridge? The pipes are
all copper and I'm pretty sure he will have to cut the cold to put in a tap
for the line that will run to the fridge.
I know it will vary but I'd like to know what to expect (ballpark).
Thanks in advance.
He will very likely put in a self-piercing "saddle valve"
which requires no soldering.
To avoid floods later on, insist that he run 1/4" copper tube,
If you're the least bit handy, it's a DIY job.
How much for a tradesperson? $50 to $100 to drive up.
That much more for labor.
Maybe someone will do it for a $20 bill?
You probably won't get a plumber to drive to your house for less than $100,
plus some parts and a half hour labor. It is not a difficult job so a
"handyman" type of guy can do it for about half the cost of a plumber.
The real trick here is routing the line from sink cabinet to fridge. If it
is a long way and other cabinets, it may be a real PITA. If the fridge is
over a basement with open ceiling, that may be a simpler route to take.
It is an easy DIY job, which we did ourselves years and years ago. Most
recently, had a plumber do it. The plumber rec. using hot water because
it is supposed to make more clear ice cubes. I never notice whether
they are clear or cloudy.
I did it myself over 10 years ago with plastic tubing and the self
piercing tap, never had a problem, very easy to do. I wouldn't bother
with copper, don't know anybody that has done that, nor anybody with a
Boil the water in an uncovered pan and you'll release the
dissolved gases and get clearer ice cubes.
Heat the water in a fully enclosed heating/plumbing system
and the gases will still be there.
The basic premise is false.
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On Jan 31, 1:54 pm, Bill firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I was thinking about the taste issue too. Not to mention, it's a
pretty stupid waste of energy to be running water through a heater,
then routing it back to a refrigerator that is going to turn it into
chilled water and ice.
replying to MP, Ion Dorse wrote:
i do these all the time i charge 85.00 an hour 50.00 trip fee if its far and the
hardest part is going through multiple cabinets, plastic line is far better than
copper and will not leak. im a handyman and charge 85.00 to 150.00 hourly and
get it all the time,cant keep up with work.
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