Kitchen Sink Sprayer Hose Leaking

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Question Kitchen Sink Sprayer Hose Leaking

There are many instructions and videos as to how to change the sprayer head, or replacing the whole hose and sprayer from the bottom of the sink. My question is on how to, and supplies needed is CUTTING an unnecessarily long hose near the sprayer head, and attaching a new one.
 
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That is not something with "instructions" as the parts are not intended for shortening the hose so you'll have to MacGyver a solution. Obviously cutting the hose is easy. How you re-connect it to the fitting on the end depends on your fitting. Many will just need a hose clamp.
 
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Thank you for your reply and knowledgeable understanding. A standard sprayer fitting would be necessary with as little clamping attachments as possible. I don't seem to be able to google with the right words to find. Any suggestions, or links would be greatly appreciated.
 
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It's not really a Google for specific instructions. You are going to have to look at what you have and determine what will be needed. Most have the hose pushed over a barbed fitting with a metal or plastic ring to prevent it from coming loose. I would guess you'll need to carefully cut the ring and hose off being careful not to cut a line into the barbed fitting underneath. Then cut the hose to the length you want. Then push the hose over the fitting and tighten a small hose over the connection to hold it in place.
 
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Thank you, again. One shouldn’t have to MacGyver. It should be simple and should be available to be done. That is cutting the hose when it is long enough and fitting a new sprayer, and not just unscrewing the old one while leaving the actual base with the specific ring involved. The sprayer has a clasp at the bottom that can be fitted over the plastic cut hose, and tightened with a wrench rather than overlapping two plastic hoses. I’m sure that some hardware store would have the whole sprayer available with the clasps involved, but it would require time to find. This is for a temporary fix because I need to remodel. This method of just cutting the hose would be less of a hassle. Thanks for the encouragement. I will keep trying.
 
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Well, the faucet maker has no clue as to the size of the sink you may be using, so they make it long enough to cover most contingencies. And so what if it's long, the excess is under the sink isn't it? You could even disconnect it, put a coil in it and hold it in place with a zip tie or even some tape, then reconnect it. That way the hose won't be snaking around under the sink.

And I believe you misunderstood what Pilot Dane said. You could cut the hose near the sprayer or faucet connection, carefully slit the hose still attached to the faucet/sprayer, slide the hose onto the connection and use a small hose clamp to tighten it down. You may need to heat the hose with a hair dryer or similar and/or apply some lube like dish soap to get the hose on.

You could also just cut the hose somewhere near the faucet, shorten as needed, use a double ended barbed connector and 2 hose clamps to connect the 2 cut ends. Total cost probably $3-4.

Or you could just go to a local hardware store or home center with your old hose and see if they have a shorter one that would work. Most appear to be a standard at 48" long. Some faucets use proprietary click on fittings that may not be available except from them.

If you are remodeling, I have to assume you will become intimately familiar with home centers and hardware stores. Why not start now?
 
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GunGuy25 you have given a lot of techniques that are not the conventional methods on the internet. I'm glad to know there are options. Here's a video of what I have done before by easily changing the sprayer. <https://youtu.be/6fuFoB_1KVk>

Obviously, I would want to cut the hose about a foot prior to inserting the sprayer because it seems to be punctured. I don't know if there is a clasp/nozzle tip to connect to the hose again to the base of the new sprayer.

Your other method of plugging the whole sprayer system underneath the faucet maybe a second solution, if possible.

My problems are overly at this point because I've let things go on so I may change all of the pipes underneath the faucet at once. The only thing that's good is the Peerless faucet, and the direct pipes under the sink have been updated to PVC. The back pipes to the faucet with the shutoff valves are old. The system also connects to the outdoor faucet that needs new copper pipes as well. Finding a temporary and least evasive method of fixing this leaky sprayer hose is precious at this time. Obviously, I will have to go to some hardware stores and hopefully find someone knowledgeable.
 
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http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

See the above link. I would recommend a picture of the faucet straight on and a shot of the faucet mounting hardware from below (upwards) showing all holes.

I would not recommend cutting a sprayer hose. As far as the drain pipes you can get help here for that.
 
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That video is just a basic spray head replacement and has nothing to do with too long a hose as you stated. Simple basic repair. Irrelevant to your situation.

Your other method of plugging the whole sprayer system underneath the faucet maybe a second solution, if possible.
I never said any such thing, nor did anyone else that I saw.

Obviously, I would want to cut the hose about a foot prior to inserting the sprayer because it seems to be punctured.
It's not obvious to us at all, since you never mentioned this before. All you were saying was that the hose was too long, which still makes absolutely no sense as they are all a standard length.

I don't know if there is a clasp/nozzle tip to connect to the hose again to the base of the new sprayer.
You would need to salvage parts from the old sprayer, thus the statements about slitting the hose and sliding the cut section back on to the fitting on the sprayer. You would need to look at what you have before deciding if that would work. And why do you keep using the word "clasp"? That's something to hold a garment or bracelet closed. Do you mean "clamp"?

Obviously, I will have to go to some hardware stores and hopefully find someone knowledgeable.
I hope you explain better to "someone knowledgeable" at the hardware store than you have in your posts. I'm sure that 18 y/o kid they hired will have much better ideas than the 125 yrs or so of experience you've found here.
 
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Thank you all for your understanding and versatile solutions. I have ordered the spray nozzle with the hose. <https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waxman-7635100T-Sink-Hose-and-Spray-Replacement/21799415>

If I have any problems removing the old from beneath the sink/faucet, I will probably have to hire someone, and/or visit some hardware stores shopping by foot. I understand that it's possible to also just shut the sprayer and do without one. In this method also, I would have to find out what parts would be required.
 
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