Converting wet bar into ice maker


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Old 04-19-17, 11:01 AM
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Converting wet bar into ice maker

So I have a wet bar in my home that I have never used. I want to convert the cabinet into something that will hold an ice maker. I got to thinking though that while there is a waste line that would do for drainage I have to wonder about sewer gas. I mean obviously the sink has a P trap, but after removing the sink and plumbing to make way for an ice maker I would not have a way to deal with stopping sewer gas...right?

I live in a concrete slab home in the Dallas area and the plumbing runs through the slab. There isnt a P trap in the slab is there?

Is this conversion not common? It would just be great if I could actually use that area for something useful.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
 
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Old 04-19-17, 11:24 AM
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Use a rubber Jim cap:

1-1/2 in. PVC DWV Flexible Cap-PQC-101 - The Home Depot

Cut the pipe coming from the wall with a hacksaw or oscillating tool and clean the cuts. Leave a stub out of at least 2" for future use. The cap screw head is 5/16" socket.
 
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Makes sense. Thanks for the reply
 
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Old 04-19-17, 01:40 PM
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If it's an automatic icemaker it may still require a drain utilizing a trap.
 
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I think what Brian was saying was that the drain pipe that extends up through the slab could be cut off a few inches above the floor and then capped with the rubber cap which would seal the drain so sewer gas isnt able to infiltrate into the house.
I know that the larger commercial ice makers require a drain and I think the idea is to drill a hole in the rubber cap, insert the ice maker drain and seal around the hose that penetrates through the rubber cap with some silicone.
At least thats the way I envision it working
 
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Old 04-19-17, 07:04 PM
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I'm sorry but you are way off the mark.
I was not talking going into the wall to do any cutting or fixing.

If you post a model number, that would help. You cannot just punch a hole in a cap and drain any line.
 
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Old 04-20-17, 04:38 AM
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Clearly I didnt explain well enough.

While I dont have a specific ice maker yet in mind I do know that the size/capacity of the type of unit I am looking at will have a condensate line that requires a waste line so the condensation can drain from the unit. Most every under counter ice maker has one. I am wondering how I can integrate the ica makers drain line into the existing plumbing that is present for the wet bar sink
 
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Old 04-20-17, 05:04 AM
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You may be able to use the current trap but if the amount of condensate is small you may need a trap primer to keep the ttrap from drying out.
 
 

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