Ice maker gravity drain

renovation728June 22, 2013

We are completely renovating our house. In our butler's pantry, we would like to add a 15" ice maker that needs either a pump or a gravity drain. Given we have the ability to put in a gravity drain since the house is down to the studs, I feel like this is the best option as pumps are more expensive and make more noise. I am getting a lot of push-back from our builder who says his plumber doesn't want to put in a gravity drain because they can be trouble. Does anyone have any experience with a gravity drain or had a problem with one? Thanks for any information you can provide!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

All it is, is a drain with a trap. Lots of AC systems have to have a drain with a trap.

I think this is a lot of bunk. Have them explain to you why this is sooooo dificult. Like maybe it costs $20 more.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 2:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

IMHO, either the plumber is lazy or doesn't know how. It's your house. Do it he way the customer-YOU-wants it.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 11:32PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Warm water mornings on cold line for 30 secs....
We have been living in a home built in 2011 (in Canada)...
Inspection Hell (or why not to DIY)
Hi everyone, First time poster but long time lurker....
Does reverse osmosis water corrode copper plumbing? The answer ..
The answer is YES. I did a very unscientific study...
Rainfresh water filter leaks from top.
I have a Rainfresh water filter. It seems to be leaking...
the dreaded frozen pipes...
Hello all, I hope someone out there can help me. I...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™