Pull-out hose kitchen sink leak

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Laagarf, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Laagarf

    Laagarf New Member

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    Hi!

    We have a kitchen sink faucet with a pull-out hose (I don't have a pic of the faucet, hope to get one later and post), and the hose connection under the sink was leaking. It has leaked in the past, and a handyman fixed it with a white plastic part that connects to the pip with a little white clip. Then a small piece of pipe (see picture) connected the white plastic piece to the hose. Recently, the larger white plastic tube came off, and when re-attached, wouldn't stay on. I think the outside of the white clip wore down, but I'm not sure.

    The folks at the hardware store(s) didn't recognize the white plastic adapter, and sold me numerous "universal" hoses with many adapters. The closest I've gotten was something called a "snap coupler" that had some ball bearings inside a female end that snapped up onto the pipe (like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/NEOPERL-3-4-in-Solid-Brass-Small-Snap-Coupler-37-0101-98/100665996), then another connector to connect the male end of the coupler to the male end of the hose. But where the coupler and the adapter fit together, it still leaks (despite pipe dope or teflon tape).

    I don't know the make of the faucet, but I just read that might be listed on one of the pipes. I'll check that tonight and see if it's there and if the manufacturer can help.

    In the meantime, any advice is greatly appreciated!

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That brass elbow is NOT going to work because it is for a completely different type of connection. Maybe a picture of the faucet would help identify it.
  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Also note that most of those push on connections WILL leak if you use pipe dope or tape on them! Pipe dope or tape is only required when you have tapered pipe threads (no gaskets with these) - on those, it fills in between the threads to stop it from leaking. Those other fittings have something like an o-ring or other gasket to create the seal, and pipe dope or tape will disrupt it from working properly.
  4. Laagarf

    Laagarf New Member

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    Ooooh, super helpful, thanks! Will post a photo of the faucet when I get home tonight.
  5. Laagarf

    Laagarf New Member

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    It is a Pfister faucet, possibly this one: http://www.pfisterfaucets.com/Kitchen/Product/F-WKP-701C.aspx

    Also, I was able to get a much better look, and that black piece that the hose was connected to (previously via that elbow and the white plastic piece) looks like it can be removed, but it doesn't want to be removed easily. I wonder if that is part of the original faucet, or the previous handyman's handiwork.

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  6. Laagarf

    Laagarf New Member

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    Things seem a lot clearer after finding out this is a Pfister Shelton model. The diagram shows that black piece is supposed to be there, and the white piece that broke came with the faucet and original hose. Will call Pfister in the morning and see if a replacement part is available.
    Thanks so much for your help! If you have any other ideas for work arounds, in case they don't have the part, feel free to continue to comment.
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Use your site reference then locate the "maintenance guide" at the bottom. use that to find the part number(s) you need then call 1-800-PFAUCET and they will send you the parts you need.
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If they do not have the part, meaning the faucet is obsolete and not repairable, they will probably send you a new faucet of a different model.
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