Ice maker

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by northern, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Ours stopped working vintage 1989 I think. Comes on and hums for few seconds then click sound and off. Assume frozen compressor. Going to replace it. Has anyone ever got a Marine Ice Maker from Home Depot. Dimensions same as one in boat now. Price is half of what I have seen of the model presently in boat.

    Whynter

    14 in. 23 lb. Output Built-In Marine Stainless Steel Automatic Ice Maker in Stainless Steel

    $ 698 52
     
  2. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    No one shops at Home Depot? I got my boat PEX pipe and fittings there to fix leaks in the grey PEX pipe.
     
  3. cod

    cod Active Member

    774
    Nov 25, 2010
    Bonita Springs, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11's
    I actually just ordered the same unit on Amazon. It was the same price as Home Depot. Just figured it’s easier to have it shipped than to go thru the hassle of a special order with HD.
    Scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

    It is supposedly for marine/RV and considering it is half price, I went for it. I can’t justify $1,200 for replacing the U-line unit that has basically rusted away.....

    As a side note, I’m thinking of adding a “T” right before the ice maker inlet and run a line into the bilge so I can purge the water supply line. Ice maker doesn’t get used on a regular basis and I find the water can get stale. Rather than making ice to cycle water, thought it be much easier to turn on a valve and just purge the water for a few minutes.....
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2020
  4. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Thanks for responding. When you get it installed please comment on what you think of it.
     
  5. cod

    cod Active Member

    774
    Nov 25, 2010
    Bonita Springs, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11's
    Just finished the install. It’s a really nice unit and frankly I think it’s better quality than the U-Line I just removed. All stainless steel enclosure. The water inlet is a 1/4” typical threaded ice maker connection. I added a separate water filter and separate purge line so I can purge the water before making ice if it hasn’t been used in a while. Easy enough to do and a nice upgrade. Can’t speak of performance just yet but it is rated similar to the other units as far as ice output....
    I also purchased the trim kit.

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  6. Almightys

    Almightys Member

    217
    Jun 15, 2015
    Warren, MI
    (SOLD)1992 Sundancer 330, 7.4l's w vdrives, and genny
    454 Mercs
    How does the purge work? Where is it dumping?
    Help my ignorance ;)
     
  7. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Thanks for posting. I see door inside looks like plastic. Is the inside also plastic
     
  8. cod

    cod Active Member

    774
    Nov 25, 2010
    Bonita Springs, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11's
    It seems to be the same material which appears to be plastic.

    In response to the purge question, The purge is just a separate water line where I added a T fitting right before the ice maker inlet. I ran the hose into the bilge and installed the valve that is in the picture. I then have a 5’ hose that I put in a 5 gallon bucket. I purged about 15 gallons before I started making ice with the new unit.
     
  9. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Steve can you post a model #?
     
  10. cod

    cod Active Member

    774
    Nov 25, 2010
    Bonita Springs, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11's
    Here you go Carter. I hope you’re staying safe and healthy during these crazy times we are living in.....
    Cheers


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  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Nice install. One quick question just for my own curiosity--you ran your purge line to a 5-gal bucket. Why not just empty it directly to the bilge and clean that area a bit?
     
  12. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
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  13. cod

    cod Active Member

    774
    Nov 25, 2010
    Bonita Springs, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11's
    Easy enough to do and certainly an option if one wanted to do that. It is basically a hose line. I try and keep the bilge clean (and dry.. which is not easy to do on this boat) so no need for me. So I just prefer to discharge it into a bucket and then dump it.....
     
  14. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Steve can you post a model #?
    Thanks Steve,

    We are missing you all at Tarpon Point and we are very jealous of your planned trip. Wish Reward was along...
     
  15. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Table Rock Lake(Branson MO)
    2003 360 Sundancer
    2002 Sea Doo GTI
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1L
    Westerbeke Generator
    It looks great! Did you have to modify the opening from the size of the Uline?
     
  16. cod

    cod Active Member

    774
    Nov 25, 2010
    Bonita Springs, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11's
    No.....exactly the same size which made for an easy install.
     
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  17. Risingson

    Risingson New Member

    13
    Jun 12, 2020
    1999 410 express
    Cat 3116 350 hp
    I put this ice maker in works great
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  18. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    What was the actual width, depth and height. With handle on how deep a cabinet do you need
     
  19. Risingson

    Risingson New Member

    13
    Jun 12, 2020
    1999 410 express
    Cat 3116 350 hp
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    Specifications:

    • Clear Ice: No
    • Defrost Type: Manual
    • Depth: 18-1/2"
    • Drain Required: No
    • Height: 25-3/16"
    • Hinging: Reversible
    • Reversible Door: Yes
    • Total Capacity: 6
    • Total Production: 12
    • Width: 15"
    https://www.edgestar.com/egdestar-ib120ss-built-in-ice-maker/IB120.html
     
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  20. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft

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