Water hose leaking


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Old 02-16-18, 01:06 PM
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Water hose leaking

In a few weeks, they will be replacing the tub faucet, knobs and hoses underneath. It is leaking underneath particularly around the hose that supplies the cold water. I need to have the ability to use water for the tub until the permanent repair. At the moment, the hot water tank is not working, so all we have is cold water. What I would like to do is close off the hose that supplies the cold water under the tub. I see where I can disconnect the hose part that is leaking from the cold water supply. Is there a way that I can close off that part and just use the separate hot water supply (which is now cold due to the hot water heater problem)?
 
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Old 02-16-18, 01:18 PM
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Hoses? On a tub? I've never seen hoses used there..only sinks. If you can remove these hoses, you can cap the supply pipe and the shower valve, but if you can remove the hose, why not just replace it? Cn't be more than a few dollars...maybe $6 or 7?
 
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Old 02-16-18, 01:24 PM
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It is all such a mess at the top of the hose under the tub where it goes up into the faucet. I can't get the big flat washer off to replace that part. (Lady here, will have to wait on the repairman). But, I can twist off the bottom part of that hose from the cold water supply as it is attached by a grey plastic twist on thing. That is the place I would like to cap it off. What would I need?
 
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Old 02-16-18, 03:42 PM
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Please post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
What your calling a hose may be Quest or PEX piping.
 
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Old 02-16-18, 06:10 PM
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I have no way to take a photo. It's where there is a 1/2" white plastic pipe coming up out of the floor of the mobile home. There are actually two - one for cold water and one for hot water. The cold water is leaking terribly where it goes up into the cold water faucet and also into the tub spout. Back to where I'm trying to stop the water - it is where the 1/2 inch plastic pipe comes up from the floor and then the flexible hosing is attached by a grey, plastic thing that you can turn with your fingers. I'm thinking that if I disconnect the flexible hosing from the white plastic pipe coming up from the floor, that maybe there is something that I could screw into that opening to shut off that water supply? That would take care of the bad leak until the total repairs could be made. Thank you so much!
 
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Old 02-16-18, 08:22 PM
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It sounds like you have CPVC which is semi hard plastic pipe. You may be able to remove the flex pipe from the CPVC and cap it. In order to do that you should take that flexible hose to a home improvement store and have them match a cap for you. We can't be much more specific without seeing exactly what you have.

Here's a problem you may have..... if you supply water to one side of a faucet..... and the other side is not connected..... when you turn the water on it will come out of the disconnected side of the faucet.
 
 

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