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cdruet 09-06-2010 11:18 AM

Slow leak under kitchen sink
 
We had a new sink and taps put in our kitchen a few months ago but there is a slow leak somewhere. There is definitely a leak of aome sort at the spray nozzle because it is always wet and water drips off the plastic tube even when we do not use the nozzle - actually I use it very seldom. Also, there was a very bad leak in the beginning around the tap itself - it is a one lever ball tap but I tightened the bottom of that and it seems better. For a while the water was just poouring out of this and we thought it was the whole problem. The contractor cannot be reached (surprise, surprise) and we dont want everything ruined. I can't afford another plumber if I can get away without. Please help!! Thank you
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byrnebox 09-06-2010 12:37 PM

Do all the fittings have Teflon tape on them?

cdruet 09-06-2010 12:43 PM

slow leak
 
I don't see ANY tape at all - should it be visible?

cdruet 09-06-2010 12:44 PM

As you can see I know nothing about plumbing!

byrnebox 09-06-2010 12:49 PM

LOL it's ok that is what this fourm is for right?

The tape might be visible, and you should probably see a little bit of white hanging out or inside the fittings themselves.

Here is what I would do if I were in your situation.

Go to the local hardware store, any one will work and pick up some teflon tape. It should be a little roll. Then turn the water off and take the fittings off 1 at a time and put the tape on them. You can find out some more details about applying the tape here http://www.ehow.com/how_5175454_apply-teflon-tape.html. Then turn the water back on and see if you still see leaks.

Sorry you have to deal with this it is bull **** when a contractor does not do there job.

cdruet 09-06-2010 01:47 PM

Thank you so much. Where the sprayer goes onto the hose, do I take the nozzle off and put tape there too? This is definitely the source of part of the leak. And if I do have to take it off, does it turn or what? I appreciate your help so much:eek: :eek:

byrnebox 09-06-2010 08:28 PM

It really depends do you know a model number of the fixture, this could also be a pressure fitting. If you do not know a model number. Can you take a picture of the fitting and post it?


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