Is there a code requiring a water shut off valve to be behind a refrigerator with an ice maker/water dispenser? This pertains to New York State ( Rockland County).

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    – Tester101
    Jan 23, 2017 at 0:32

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Yes. Sort of. It doesn't require it to be behind the fridge, but it does require one on the supply.

Uniform Plumbing Code

606.0 Valves

606.5 Control Valves. A control valve shall be installed ahead of each water-supplied appliance and immediately ahead of each slip joint or appliance supply.

Unless your county has amended the code.

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