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Old 01-23-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Sink leak/hot water issue


In my condo, there is a sink in one of the bathrooms. The water has always been ice cold coming out of the faucet since I bought the place in October. I finally decided to peak my head underthere and see what was going on with the hot water.

First, I noticed that I have a leak. It looks like it's coming out from the cold side, just underneath the black piece circled in the picture. It seems like it doesn't start leaking until I've had the water running for 10+ seconds. Does a piece need to be replaced or something sealed?

Next, I turned off the cold water underneath the sink. Tested the sink - no water at all (why the previous owner would turn off the hot water is beyond me). Turned on just the hot water underneath the sink and got very hot water. Turned on the cold water underneath the sink, turned the faucet to the hot side and got barely warm water. Any idea how to get cold, warm, and hot water?

Thanks for any help that you can give (and keep in mind that I know next to nothing about plumbing).

edit: Forgot to mention, the faucet leaks too when it's in the "completely off" position. However, if I move it slightly towards the hot side and move it up slightly, the leak will stop.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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the leak is comeing from the faucet above. replace the faucet and also the supplies going from the valves up to the faucet.


http://www.indepthinfo.com/replace-faucet/index.shtml

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Old 01-28-2008, 04:46 PM   #3
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Changing the faucet appears to have worked, thanks!
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