Our department just moved physical locations. We were able to bring the fridge from our previous break room, but our new location does not have a water line anywhere nearby for the ice maker. The simple solution, of course, is to just use ice cube trays, but I would really like it to be constantly producing ice (not have to rely on coworkers to refill the trays).
My thought is to get a 1-2 gallon container, and hook the water line into the bottom and then set it on top of the fridge. This way you can refill it in large quantities at once, rather than tray by tray. The container would be clear, to see the water level and to see if it needs to be cleaned, and with a lid to keep out dust. With the container sitting above the fridge, gravity should provide sufficient pressure to supply the maker with water.
Would such a system work? Does anybody see any potential problems with setting up something like this? Are there any better alternatives?