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.
replying to FromTheRafters, The Girl wrote:
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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
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