Leak at connection to sediment filter

Old 05-04-16, 03:57 AM
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Leak at connection to sediment filter

There is a small leak at the connection to the sediment filter just installed yesterday. It is a small drip..maybe 1 drip every 10 minutes? The fitting that screws into the plastic sediment filter housing is brass and it appears thats were the drip is coming from (not being tight enough?). Connected to this screw fitting looks like another threaded section followed by the pex compression clamped on.

My questions i, should I give this a day or two to see if it seals itself. Or should I just turn the nut part of the fitting that screws into the sediment filter housing slightly to stop this... or will turning this loosen the other screw part that the pex is attached too?

Sorry if I do not know the correct terminology.. plumbing is not my strong point.

Old 05-04-16, 05:37 AM
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Leaks rarely fix themselves. If the fitting into the filter housing can be tightened further I would try that. The PEX tubing will spin on the fitting so you shouldn't need to disconnect anything first.

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