We have a new fridge with icemaker. The pre-existing water line (copper) has never been used - put in with a remodel 7 yrs ago, is not yet connected to the water source. We called in a plumber who advised against using it: 1) it shows some signs of oxidation; 2) it's threaded behind solid wood cabinets, and somehow was threaded over/around a doorway (it must be inside the wall) and 20+ feet later, reaches the fridge alcove. Plus, we have very hard water (no water softener). Instead, he proposes running an aqua flex line from an upstairs bathroom line, through the ceiling, and down to a box behind fridge (shorter distance, less risk of leakage) - for $1000+ (will include some other minor plumbing issues). Is he overselling the risk? He said the original lin e would be a home inspector's red flag, and he wouldn't guarantee the quick fix, other than the installation of the valve. What do you think?
Our refrigerator died a few weeks ago, so we invested in a new one with an icemaker, good for those Panama City heat waves! But now we can't figure out how to run the water line to the refrigerator. Our home sits on a slab, and the pipes are in the wall. What are the options?