After 25 years, we are finally buying a new refrigerator. This one has an ice maker so I need to run a new water line. I can go through the floor behind the reefer and connect up to the plumbing in the basement. The run will be about 20 feet.
1 - I'm wondering if I must use copper, or if plastic tubing will work. I've read that some people think plastic affects the taste of the water.
2 - What's the best thing to do with extra tubing behind the reefer to allow it to be pulled out? Leave a large loop?
I'm trying to minimize the amount of space behind the reefer so I can get it as close to the wall as possible. We are already not happy that new reefers extend beyond the counter so much farther than the old one, so I hate to add any more than necessary.
Thank for your advice.