Kitchen Faucet, Shutff valve nut leaking


Old 03-07-10, 06:52 PM
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Kitchen Faucet, Shutff valve nut leaking

Hello All,

First timer here. I just replaced my kitchen faucet and everything is fine except one thing.

After turned on the hot water "shutoff" switch, the nut right above the shutoff switch starts to drip..very little, one drop at a time. (I believe it's called a compression nut? it connects to a small bronze pipe and on the other end of the pipe, I connected my faucet supply line)

I tried to tighten it, but it's as tight as it can be.

My question is, I suspect either the nut is bad or the bronze pipe is leaking. Can I just take that entire bronze pipe and the nut out and directly connect the faucet supply line to the shutoff unit? The issue is the nut & pipe connects to the "Shutoff" unit. Even though it's right above the switch, take it off, will the water burst out? I'm a bit hesitant to try it out without asking someone first.

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Old 03-08-10, 02:37 AM
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First check the washers in the nut, after a long usage of the washers to become brittle, so the locking system won't work. Due to this the leaking happens, replace with the new washers, and then try it, or else contact any one of the nearest ******* and get suggestions.

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Old 03-08-10, 07:22 AM
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@hadiya. thanks for your suggestion! I just checked and seems that little pipe above it is slanted, so I decided to take the nut off and take a look at the washer. Water did not came out of the shutoff valve, so that's good and to my surprise, I don't see any washer inside... just a metal o-ring there.

So I connected the faucet supply line directly to the shutoff valve, dripping stopped.

Thanks a lot

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