Pipes Dripping Problem


Old 03-09-14, 04:27 PM
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Pipes Dripping Problem

Hi guys,

About a week ago I had a Whole House Water Filter installed, however, one of the pipes continue to drip. See video and picture below:

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What is the best solution?
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Old 03-09-14, 04:42 PM
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Are those barbed fittings hidden under the hose clamps? I would use glued PVC, sweated copper, NPT steel or PEX but not little nibblets of plastic pipe and hose clamps.
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I doubt very much if they used barbed fittings. It looks to me like the installer has stock in in a hose clamp company.
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It seems the installer did poor solder job (e.g., there was water in the pipe when soldering) and then tried to fix the leak with hose clamps.
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Horrible plumbing work. Call the installer back, better yet call a qualified plumber in to fix that mess.
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If soldering is difficult, a quick way to fix might be to cut the elbow, clean the pipes and using a 90 degree Shark Bite fitting.
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I would send a copy of this photo and video to the distributor of the water system and ask if this is how it should have been installed. Remove any clamp you have put on the system and take morepictures. See how long it takes for the distributor to call you!
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