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Old 01-09-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Cool ice maker water line

2014 38RL We had two leaks under the sink this past summer and had repaired. This morning woke up to water spraying from under the coach . Granted it was 15 degrees but, well I trouble shot the leak to the unprotected 1/4 in water for the ice maker. Which has 2 six in cracks. Can anyone recommend a suitable replacement that won't freeze?
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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A bag of ice from the store and turn the water supply off under the sink - that's been my solution

They chose to run the minimally protected line under the coach and out into the elements back up into the slide on ours.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:10 PM   #3
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I think I read a post from Dave (Illinois) that the PEX material was somewhat resistant to freezing, but I'm sure only to a point.
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I think I read a post from Dave (Illinois) that the PEX material was somewhat resistant to freezing, but I'm sure only to a point.
Pex material is somewhat resistant to freezing but I don't think it would be feasible in this application since it needs to bend and flex quite a bit when the slide moves in and out.
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I think the fix would have to involve some type of heat tape or heavy insulation on the existing type of line to prevent it from getting freezing air to it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:14 PM   #6
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Use 1/4 inch DOT rated air line hose,and you will solve your problem
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But, is it drinking water rated? My dealer suggested we not get the ice maker because of where we live and what our travels would be. Too much chance of freezing. A free-standing ice maker was our choice.
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I think the fix would have to involve some type of heat tape or heavy insulation on the existing type of line to prevent it from getting freezing air to it.
Mine is actually completely wrapped with foam from the factory. I wonder if that was a change by Redwood.

I've never tested it in freezing weather, so I don't know how effective it is.
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Mine is/was too - bur obviously not enough for freezing temps
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I wrapped ours in the foam tape with foil the entire way from the frame to the heated hose area at the back of the fridge. It had the minimal foam wrap from the factory so I just added this over that foam. Thus far I've had no issues down to about 15*. However I did recently go ahead and drain the line as it was very windy with a low temp of 7* a few nights ago. I'll probably leave it drained until the low's won't be below 20*.
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