Washing machine & ice maker boxes by IPS

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by MajMetro, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. MajMetro

    MajMetro New Member

    Mar 18, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    I'm doing a remodel and want to buy a couple of the IPS Water-Tite boxes.

    One is a washing machine box, model W4700 TM that has the supply valves mounted on the top of the box and the drain receptacle offset on the bottom. The box comes with chrome 1/4 turn valves.

    The other box is an ice maker box, I believe it's a model 9700. It also comes with a 1/4 turn valve.

    Alll the valves are 1/2" sweat.

    Anyone know where I can get these? I'm in the Portland, OR area and the local suppliers that carry IPS don't stock them and usually want a min order of $50 for special orders.

    I know I can scrape together parts and pieces to come up with a solution, but these would be the easy "no brainer" :cool: way to go...

    Thanks, Mario
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Why do you want those specific boxes? There are many other companies that make WM and IM boxes that would be stocked locally, without a special order.
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  4. MajMetro

    MajMetro New Member

    Mar 18, 2005
    Portland, Oregon

    I know it seems kind of nit-noy, but the Oatley boxes that I find at the big box stores don't have the configuration I'm looking for. I guess I'll buy a blank box and knock out the holes on the top of the box so I can plumb the supply lines from above. I don't care for the Oatley blank boxes 'cause they're too large (again being nit picky). The IPS boxes come with "chrome" :cool: 1/4 turn valves in a configuration that's ready to install.

    I haven't found a 1/4 turn ice maker valve locally. The type that has the id for a sweat fitting and outer 1/2" male pipe threads for the locking nut. I guess I could just rig up a 1/4 turn valve with a compression fitting and get on with my life. :D To find the really special stuff, you've got to have a contact or account at the wholesale suppliers. Most of the local wholesalers don't want to deal with us DIYers.

    All in all, just wanted to get a couple of these to try them out... :)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2005
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