Drain hose off laundry sink faucet? Constantly leaking...

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Old 08-12-15, 04:52 PM
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Drain hose off laundry sink faucet? Constantly leaking...

Hi everyone I am a new first time homeowner and this is my first of likely many posts.

I am very concerned about a drain hose that is attached to the back of the faucet on my basement laundry sink. The hose is tapped into the back of the faucet and a 1/4" plastic tube drains water into the tub CONSTANTLY. Obviously i would like to address this issue immediately.

Does anyone know the purpose of this hose and why it is constantly running? Also the taps do not work at all. The knobs just spin but no water comes out.Name:  20150812_193318.jpg
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Old 08-12-15, 05:27 PM
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Time for a new faucet.
Going to have to follow that line to see where it goes.
Condinsate drain for the A/C, water softner?
 
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The hose is tapped right into the back of the faucet itself. It doesn't make sense to me that it should be draining out of the waterline. The bigger hose in the picture is from the A/C unit but as far as I know there is no water softener in the house.(Just moved in yesterday so I could be surprised)
 
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My guess is that at one time it feed an icemaker or a humidifier and it was just cut off and left in the sink. It would make no sense to attach that 1/4" line unless it had some previous dedicated purpose.
 
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Thanks guys for your input. I was thinking the same thing. I will be buying a new faucet tomorrow.
 
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Old 08-13-15, 12:37 AM
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Your in Canada it's possible a way to keep water trickling to stop pipes from freezing in winter. If that reason put a shut off on it so you can turn it on when cold.
 
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I replaced the faucet, everything seems to be working just fine. I could understand it being a way to prevent freezing pipes, but it is against the neighbouring house in my townhouse.
 
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