Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Share |
Default

Plumbing question


We have one of the pull-down faucets for our kitchen sink where the spray nozzle pulls out from the main faucet and I all of a sudden started having a problem with it.

These are designed so the hot and cold water mix at the mixer, then a non-flexible waterline drops back down below the sink and is connected to a flexible line that goes all the way back up and thru the neck of the facet to the sprayer...

The flexible line connects to the waterline via friction, you just slide it up onto the male connector and 2 rubber o-rings hold it together. We have had it for a year and last night I turned on the faucet and that connection will slide right off. I don't really understand because there shouldn't be hardly any pressure on this thing at all?? Pressure at the faucet end seems as good as the day we bought it so I don't feel like there is any kind of clog or anything... Maybe the o-rings are just wearing out?

Thanks!

Link to faucet:

http://www.homedepot.com/Kitchen-Kit...1#.UFXWao1mSBQ

Japes15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,738
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Plumbing question


Friction will not hold it. There should be SOME sort of clamping mechanism. I know there is, but WHAT exactly delta has, escapes my mind at the moment...

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,738
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Plumbing question


I think this is the hose they are using now....

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/images...740-238793.jpg


There should be some type of plastic clip. I can't remember what the faucet end looks like, but I know that it has some kind of retainer on it.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,738
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Plumbing question


Here you go : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB_N2...mbedded#t=100s

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Plumbing question


There is a clip! I must have overlooked that I'll see if I can track that down...
Japes15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Plumbing question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Japes15 View Post
There is a clip! I must have overlooked that I'll see if I can track that down...
Well in case anyone is wondering, friction held it for about a year That clip is long gone im sure, looks like a little electrical tape ought to do the trick...
Japes15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,752
Default

Plumbing question


Delta has one of the best help departments available via phone in my opinion. At least it was 5 or 6 years ago and hopefully nothing has changed with that service.
Fairview is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 03:57 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 377
Default

Plumbing question


I will ditto Fairview's comment about Delta's customer service.

When I called about a small pits showing up on my finished kitchen faucet head (2 years after the purchase), sent me enough replacement parts to replace the entire kitchen faucets, including a new handle, faucet head, etc. I was simply floored with their generosity and have since installed all Delta faucets whenever I can.
allthumbsdiy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
Bombastic Idiot
 
notmrjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Posts: 761
Default

Plumbing question


Electrical tape on plumbing? I don't know if Unions will allow that. Well maybe if plumber holds hose and electrician wraps tape. Opposite when using teflon tape to wrap wire nuts. C'mon Japes, spring for the clip. Its cheap.
__________________
Measure twice, cut once.
Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade.
If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.
notmrjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Plumbing question


Quote:
Originally Posted by notmrjohn View Post
Electrical tape on plumbing? I don't know if Unions will allow that. Well maybe if plumber holds hose and electrician wraps tape. Opposite when using teflon tape to wrap wire nuts. C'mon Japes, spring for the clip. Its cheap.
Ha it's only a short-term solution. Will be looking for a clip this week.

Thanks guys for the help!

Japes15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
plumbing career question greaselightning Plumbing 25 06-11-2012 03:30 AM
Help please! New house plumbing question Cdessel Plumbing 1 12-02-2011 11:28 PM
question on grounding plumbing ralfwho Electrical 3 03-02-2011 03:39 PM
Bathroom plumbing question btmtat Plumbing 1 02-20-2011 09:42 PM
Framing Question: How thick the wall that carries plumbing? jaes Carpentry 5 06-18-2008 05:39 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.