Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

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Adventures in plumbing

For a while now, the ice maker in our freezer has not worked. We had been getting by with buying ice and dumping it in the hopper so that it was not so much an ice maker as an ice dispenser. This finally got on Ericka's nerves enough that she called the GasPlus people to come repair it. (This is a service of our gas company by which you pay them a certain amount every month and then get repairs to covered appliances, which don't have to be gas-powered, for free.)

So the guy came out on Sunday and basically installed a new ice maker for us. Yay!

Today we discovered a leak in the water line supplying said new ice maker. Much stuff from the basement was tossed in sacrifice to the new ice maker. Fortunately, none of it was terribly important.

So I went off to get a replacement water line. The repair guy from Sunday had suggested replacing the plastic with copper at some point (something they didn't cover), so I got a copper line at the local Home Depot. A couple of hours later, with some grunting and sweating and crawling behind the fridge in there, I got the line installed. Had to go back and fix a leak at the supply valve but otherwise things look OK for now. I'll check for leaks again when I get home, just to be sure.

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