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Biult in ice maker

Posted by rocks911 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 7, 12 at 17:01

I have a concrete slab home and want a built in ice maker installed in the kitchen. I dont have a fllor drain. I could sacrifice a cabinet within 10' or less from the sink. Is this something more or less easily doable?
Has anybody done this?

Maybe I could retrofit a wetbar that is NEVER used as a wetbar?

Or the laundry area?

Tired of running for ice but dont know what to do.


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RE: Biult in ice maker

Posted this on another thread a couple of months ago.

No personal experience with this particular unit but do have experience with several other types that make cloudy bullet-shaped cubes. RV-ers and travel-trailer folks have used them for years. Never encountered one that didn't work well.

Manual-fill. No drain. 2-400 dollars typically. Search the web and you will find quite a few alternatives. Typical capacities 25-35 lbs per day. Lots of folks bag the "wet" cubes and keep in freezer. When not in use, they un-plug them and put them away.

Here is a link that might be useful: Counter-top no-drain clear ice machine.


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RE: Biult in ice maker

Thanks for the link


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RE: Biult in ice maker

You can get an under counter ice maker with a pump to drain the bin. The drain would connect to the sink drain like a dishwasher does. When water is produced either by the ice making process or from melting ice in the bin it is pumped to the drain. It is not a large hose so can be routed through the cabinets. U-line and SubZero make these units. Most units have the option of pumps, but clear ice machines get expensive.


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