New faucet help

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Old 12-23-16, 04:41 PM
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So we replaced our faucet, and I'm having a leak issue at the connection from the supply line to the new faucet lines ( flexible). I've got compression reducers hooked up as the supply line is 1/2" and the faucet lines are 3/8". I'm either doing something wrong or need new fittings. But definitely need some help!

*also the supply lines are braided extenders coming from the valves.
 
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Old 12-23-16, 05:04 PM
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Which one is leaking... the brass compression nut above the adapter or the braided connector below the adapter. When the braided lines are connected you have to be careful not to tighten them overmuch as it can ruin the gasket. And i assume the brass nut has a compression ring placed over the flexible line first... those sort of connections sometimes need to be tighter than you think.
 
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Thanks for the reply! The leak is coming from the connection on the braided side, where the nut and adapter meet
 
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Old 12-23-16, 05:25 PM
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Loosen it, examine the gasket, and try it again.
 
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Old 12-24-16, 04:34 AM
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Take it off and reinstall hose. You may have cross threaded it. Very easy to do (ask me how I know).
 
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Old 12-24-16, 06:38 AM
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It looks like you might have the wrong adapter. The threads connecting the 1/2" adapter to the braided hose look like compression threads. They look too fine to be pipe threads.

If I'm right and both adapter ends are compression, you need to get this type of adapter.
Notice the two threads are different. Here's a link:

Sioux Chief 3/8 in. x 1/2 in. Lead-Free Brass Compression x MPT Adapter-909-41102001 - The Home Depot


If there's a Lowes you can use this supply hose to extend the supply lines, I like these better than an adapter.
The hose is 3/8" female compression x 3/8" male compression:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Homewerks-W...ine/1000011658
 
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