Originally Posted by timjet
So can I rig up a device that would allow bottled water to supply the water for the icemaker in the refrigerator? Could the water be supplied to the icemaker by gravity by placing the bottled water on top of the refrigerator?
2. No... well maybe.
It would have to be higher than the icemaker in the freezer, by a long way. Or the ice may only be small chips or droplets.
Normally the Icemaker is getting 50-60 psi of water pressure from the well pump or municipal water company.
By reducing the flow to gravity, it would be difficult to create that kind of pressure the valve and small 1/4" line it uses. The fill valve for the Icemaker is at the bottom of the refer, next to,if you have a chilled water dispenser valve.
It's a long way down and back up.
An auto pressure/ on demand RV pump, I would think
, ( and already mentioned) would work out nicely. You'd just have to supply it with a tank above the pump ( typical RV water set-up). then just keep filling the tank how ever much you're making Ice.
Good luck and Take pics and post on your project if you go thru with it.