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WillJohnston 02-26-2011 12:32 PM

Flex Hoses Able to be Tightened or Pressed in Place?
 
I've got two of these faucets that were put in place by a contractor before I purchased my home. They're only a few months old, but they've both started to leak from underneath where the flex hosing meets the faucet. However, the connection is so far down that I can't really tell if the hoses are pressed in place or if they can be tightened with some sort of special wrench that I haven't been able to find.

Thanks!

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yuri 02-26-2011 12:59 PM

Is there a brand name like Delta or Moen on them?

ChrWright 02-26-2011 01:07 PM

They are threaded in, with rubber o-rings.

They are normally just hand-snugged. If you don't hold the line stationary while connecting the other end to the shut off they can end up getting loosened.

Clockwise into the faucet body should stop the leak. If not, you may have to remove them and replace the o-ring. It's possible a ring was damaged or missing.

WillJohnston 02-26-2011 03:14 PM

Thanks so much! Looks like it's back to work with me.

Leah Frances 02-26-2011 03:39 PM

I have seen several leaks when the O-ring was never installed. My buddy's sink was leaking and he asked me to look at it for him (poor shmoe doesn't even own a screwdriver). It was leaking at the junction. The O-ring was still in it's little plastic bag.... taped to the flex hose.
:no:

WillJohnston 03-04-2011 08:09 PM

Okay, so I was able to unscrew them, and everything looked fine. I snugged them back up, and everything was fine for a day or so. Then they started leaking again. Would some sort of pipe dope help?

Thanks for all of the advice! Really appreciate it!


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