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Old 11-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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So, this is a bit of a unique situation. Was helping a friend replace a vanity top last night. Got the brand new faucet installed to the top, caulked the top down on the vanity, went to connect the drain and discovered a nightmare... drain outlet goes through the floor - no s strap, no drum trap, and is literally sitting inside a broken elbow leaking all into crawl space. Nice huh? I need to replace the drain branch so after the install I never turned the shutoffs back on. I did connect the lines to the new faucet... so, to recap, brand new faucet, never turned the shut-offs back on... yet the faucet now drips. Is this something I should be concerned about? Am I missing something with respect to not turning supplies back on and connecting the lines or something?

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Sounds to me like the shutoff is bad and is allowing a tiny trickle through, since you say the water is turned off, right?
I'd think your bigger problem is the drain! Po)

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Oh, and is the faucet dripping even when turned to off position?

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Right.. the shutoffs are old and were a bear to turn. Not surprised if they are seeping. The concerning part is that the faucet is dripping while closed...
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The concerning part is that the faucet is dripping while closed...
Ayuh,... It ain't the 1st time something New had a Problem....
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It may have some gunk in the faucet cartridge keeping it slightly open. I'd take it apart and clean it to be sure. New should not leak, no. But it wouldn't be the first time something was screwed up right out of the box.

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Ayuh,... It ain't the 1st time something New had a Problem....
Of course. I hadn't precluded the possibility that it was defective, just wondering if I could have missed something during the install.
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First I would try turning on the water to the faucet, turning the faucet on then off, let the air bleed out then turn the faucet back off to see if that solves the leaky new faucet. You can catch the water in a bucket.Next would be checking the cartridge for debris. Also make sure to take the aerator off before turning on any water.

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