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    Residential Refrigerator Installation - My Experience

    Phase one - acquiring the refrigerator, is complete today. The Samsung 17.5 cubic foot model was delivered this afternoon. It came with one very tiny dent (barely visible) in the left side door. Samsung gave me three options: return the refrigerator and get a replacement in a week or two; wait several days to get a technician out to replace the door (2-3 weeks to get a door ordered); or take a $175 rebate. I took the money and ran. Will start actual removal of our Dometic RM1350 (will be for sale at a very reasonable price soon - still works) on Saturday and hope to have this baby in by the end of the day. Will not have inverter power for a couple of more weeks, but first trip is just a couple of hours away so think we'll make it there and the fridge will still be cold. I'll be posting pictures and updates on the installation this weekend, so stay tuned.

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    Re: Residential Refrigerator Installation - My Experience

    I cannot wait to read the updates.

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    We love our RF 18, so far. Good luck with the install.
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    I will be anxious to see the picture as well as some dialog as to method of installation and all the goodies that you have to purchase to complete the installation. Thanks for thinking about the rest of us folks that are considering the same modification.
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    Gus, Dave here. One thing I did was use the braided stainless ice maker lines. Mine went through cabinet and out at bottom of slide out. The factory plastic line kinked and leaked. Sounds good what you are doing.
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    Great advice don't use that plastic ice maker supply line. Mine was kinked at the connection to the frig and leaked. Do it right from the beginning. I think you will like the residential frig.

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    Yea, I flooded mine when the icemaker line broke. Now I am afraid to use the ice maker/water through the door. Bottle water and a table top ice maker for us!


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    Quote Originally Posted by farside291 View Post
    Yea, I flooded mine when the icemaker line broke. Now I am afraid to use the ice maker/water through the door. Bottle water and a table top ice maker for us!
    The water supply comes from under the island in kitchen, should be water cut off for water line.(Good place to put another water filter). Come off there with braided hose. Goes underneath and comes out under slide, you can tie onto like pull string to pull new water line. This goes to water cut off, plastic, then go from this water valve with 10 foot braided hose to fridge. Line goes up through slide behind drawer of kitchen the follow to fridge. Not much room behind fridge but doeable. The line comes through with propane line to the stove. After doing this can seal with foam.
    The braided hose should not crimp and leak like the 10 cent plastic line. Since fixing, we use the ice maker and water in door. Not bad. Good luck. Dave Fridge is fastened to slide in front at bottom. Have to undo, remember to put back.
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    My supply line comes up from the basement directly into the slide and the cut-off valve is behind the UDC and basement wall. Makes it easier to replace, but I don't have the new line yet. I haven't had a leak in 5 years, so I'm going to re-hook the existing line this Saturday and switch to the braided line when I install the inverter later. I'll post pictures Saturday.

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    Fridge is in! I'll post pictures when I get back on my PC. Only took 3 1/2 hours from the time I pulled up in front of the house until it was running. Goes pretty quickly with good help (two of my sons). Still have to do some trim work, but that's part of the round toit stage. Also have to install the inverter, but I also expect that to go pretty quickly. It's back ordered and not due in until late next week. Since our next outing is only 90 minutes away I can get the fridge cold before we leave and it will be good til we arrive and plug in.


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    Romeo and Juliet (the mischievous Dachshunds)
    2011 Landmark Grand Canyon (Code name - The Landmark Diner)
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    2019 Ford F-350 DRW Crew Cab, 6.7L PowerStroke (The Gray Ghost)

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