Folks, I drifted by my mom's house (she's 86) a few days ago and she
had been busily sweeping water out the backdoor for about an hour.
The icemaker line sprung a pinhole leak about 2 inches above the floor
behind the refrigerator.
It's a white plastic line 1/4" I guess and the leak in the line was
above floor level where the line comes up from the house's crawlspace.
So, it was filling up the kitchen pretty well.
I turned off the main water supply valve at the street, crawled under
the house and disconnected the icemaker compression fitting from the
main water line and capped the tee on the main line with some teflon
tape and a brass cap.
For the timebeing, I molded some reynolds foil wrap around the end of
the now disconnected icemaker line and then took a plastic baggie and
put that over the foil and twisted tight with a twist-tie.
I went back outside, turned on the main water supply and crawled back
under the house. No leak from my capping job. I was done.
Now, she doesn't even use ice, so I don't plan on reconnecting the
icemaker. Anyway, replacing the line would be a nasty job because the
crawlspace gets pretty tight as you go deeper under the house.
I am wondering though if I need to do anything else. I turned off the
icemaker inside the freezer (it has some sort of metal bar that you
push up to turn off the icemaker...or a build up of ice in the tray has
the same effect).
Anything to be worried about?