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Old 11-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Hi,
You guys were helping me with a dripping bathroom faucet. I turned "only" the hot water valve off last night and have been using the cold water as it was the hot water that was dripping.

I just noticed the bottom of the cabinet in the sink is soaked with water? Why is this? I cannot detect where the water is coming from?

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Look around the stem of the shut off valve. May need to snug up the packng nut.

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could be the shutoff is leaking a bit. they sometimes do that when they havent been turned for a while. try shutting it off and on a time or two and see if it stops. And occasionally just by tightening the nut holding the shutoff stem by just a little bit will also stop it. If not, it's time for a new shutoff.(that is if the shutoff it what's leaking, but it's a good place to start looking.)

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There was a lot of water and the kicker is the dripping stopped. So it must be intermittent - hence the stain in the sink. I'm not sure how a minor leak at the valve could have leaked that much water in less than 24 hours.
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Fingers? Hmm I'll have to try that next time.
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