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Old 01-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Two days ago we noticed a small drip in the tubing underneath the sink. We called a plumber and he said that because the valve was plastic it frayed and so he replaced it with a metal valve and plastic tubing. Everything appeared to be working ok until about 24 hours later when the tubing came loose and we had a huge flood from underneath the sink with hot water. My spouse just took a shower so we don't know if that caused it.

The plumber immediately came out and said that the pressure valve in the hot water heater was damaged. He replaced it free of charge. I am concerned that the tubing under the sink that he replaced could still be a problem. I am petrified that it will come loose again.

I would love some advice. Is everything ok?

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What kind of valve is it? Compression, glue, etc. Can you identify it or upload a picture of it? It could have been a pressure issue as he said and you may be ok now. Or he may have not been thorough when he installed the valve. Hard to say

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Id be willing to bet it was an issue with the valve/line install myself,shutting off the shower may have sent enough pressure through the system to knock off the week link.
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I also never would have installed a plastic line. I install flex lines only.
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Id be willing to bet it was an issue with the valve/line install myself,shutting off the shower may have sent enough pressure through the system to knock off the week link.
Me too but I don't want to lynch the plumber yet
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Attached is a picture of the new tubing and metal valve. The PTC valve that he replaced in the water heater did look like it was in bad shape, but I agree with the person who said it might have been a bad connection under the sink.
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Attached is a picture of the new tubing and metal valve. The PTC valve that he replaced in the water heater did look like it was in bad shape, but I agree with the person who said it might have been a bad connection under the sink.

The connection still looks bad to me. It is a little difficult to tell from the picture, but it doesn't look like the tubing is square into the compression hub.
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I'd shut off the water supply, remove that piece of poop and replace it with a new flex line and be done with it.
They come in 3 differant lenght so make sure to measure the one you have now.
Just out of curiousty I'd look inside the tube you remove and see if he installed the required brass insert that keeps the plastic from compressing.
If there is none never invite that plumber back.

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