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Your Fridge Water Connection Is A Specialist Plumbing Installation Task

We are specialists in installing all makes and models of fridge water connections. We install all the plumbing required to give you a safe, compliant water supply plus connect your ice maker and chilled water unit.

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Your Fridge Water Connection Is A Specialist Plumbing Installation Task

We are specialists in installing all makes and models of fridge water connections. We install all the plumbing required to give you a safe, compliant water supply, plus connect your ice maker and chilled water unit.

 

 

A compliant fridge water connection is needed to connect water to your fridge

Having water connected to your fridge is now almost standard. Every major manufacturer has a range of models that feature fully plumbed-in ice dispensers and chilled water dispensers.

 Fridges with built-in water dispensers first appeared on the market in the late 1990s. However, these first models were expensive, and the uptake was not overwhelming.

 By 2015 fridges with ice makers and chilled water dispensers from Samsung and LG had focused on improved technology in their fridges. However, they were often difficult to install without a significant kitchen remodel as there was never a water connection, plus the space for a standard fridge was insufficient.

 It is common practice for all new homes to have a cold water supply point behind the fridge space or in an adjacent cupboard.

 Older homes do not have a water connection near the fridge, which can necessitate running a cold water pipe through cupboards, the ceiling, or the walls.

CO2 Smart Heat Pump hot water system installed by Whywait Plumbing Services Gold Coast

Connecting a fridge to an existing water supply tap

If you have a new home or a home that was constructed after 2015, the likelihood is you already have a tap explicitly installed for your fridge.

 The tap will usually be a small chrome tap on the wall behind the fridge cavity or in the cupboard beside the fridge.

 In Australia, all the manufacturers supply you with water connections and filters when you buy a new fridge. So there should be no need to purchase an accessory kit.

 If you already have the tap, connecting the water hose to your fridge is straightforward as long as you follow the instructions.

The photo above illustrates the standard chrome tap left for connecting your fridge.

Often they will have a cap screwed onto the outlet to prevent them from inadvertently being turned on and flooding your house.

If you can’t find the tap or are unsure how to connect your fridge, contact us for expert advice.

“I’ve used “Why Wait Plumbing’s Services“ for both my small business and home, they’re brilliant! Their staff are friendly, knowledgeable and reliable. Their prices are comparable to other companies. Thank you to Nate, Dave & Brad.”

Nikki Scholz

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Having a fridge water connection installed

If your home does not have an existing fridge water connection tap, don’t buy a fridge that needs water until you get us to check how you can connect to your cold water supply.

As long as the fridge cavity space is big enough for a water dispensing fridge, then the likelihood is we can get a water supply to it. However, it is worth calling us to check first, as there are instances where it is impossible to connect to the cold water supply.

There are multiple possibilities to connect to water, such as:

  • connecting to the sink tap cold water pipe and running a new pipe through the cupboards to the fridge cavity
  • locating the cold water supply in the ceiling and running a new pipe through the ceiling and down through the wall cavity to the fridge cavity
  • connecting to a cold water supply outside the home and  running a new pipe through the ceiling or wall cavity to the fridge cavity

Installing a new fridge water supply connection is never a DIY job

Employing an unlicensed handyman or doing it yourself to run a new cold water pipe to a fridge is illegal and dangerous.

A fridge water connection frequently requires a pressure reduction device installed to prevent the fridge from being damaged by excessive water pressure.

Yes, a new water supply pipe and associated valves can be expensive. However, the reality is that using a licensed plumber to install your fridge to the cold water supply is an investment that protects your family’s health and avoids fridge warranty complications.

Doing it yourself or employing an unlicensed handyman can null and void your home insurance coverage and your fridge warranty.

Our plumbers are specialists in fridge plumbing and ice maker fridge installations. We ensure your fridge has a fully compliant water connection that is guaranteed to function as per the fridge’s requirements.

We frequently are called upon to repair a DIY or handyman installation that either leaks or does not work because:

·       the water supply was connected to hot water instead of cold water
·       the water supply was connected to recycled water instead of the potable water
·       the wrong fittings are used that either burst or leak
·       the incoming water pressure is too high and causes the fridge connections to burst
·       pressure reduction devices are installed in reverse

While saving money and installing your fridge water connection yourself may seem appealing, this option can cause significant stress for you in the long run.

As you can see above, mistakes are easy to make if you install the fridge. DIY or a handyman installation can null and void your insurance coverage and potentially leave you with an expensive voided warranty and legal and financial implications.

Really positive experience. Reasonably priced and on time. Nathan was professional, friendly and well presented. He went through all the potential costs and outlined exactly he planned to do so no expensive surprises. Will definitely use them again.

Kelly Murray

We are experts in installing your new fridge that has an ice dispenser & chilled water dispenser

We do it all if you need your new fridge connected to an existing purpose-installed tap or a completely new water pipe installed.

 Your new fridge is a long-term investment, so the plumbing that accompanies it must be installed by an experienced plumber who follows the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

Fridge Water Connection Specialist Plumbers

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