Drain hose discharging non-stop on reverse osmosis system

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Old 02-17-20, 11:40 AM
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Drain hose discharging non-stop on reverse osmosis system

Yesterday, the drain hose sprung a leak. The drain hose runs a good 4 feet and then connects to a 1/4 turn valve, which has another 4 foot hose going into the basement drain hole. Do not even understand the logic why they would have a valve in the middle of a drain line just leading into a drain.

Anyway, I shut off the valve and the leak of the hose above the valve immediately stopped. Also, I noticed that the filtered water faucets on the kitchen sink and wet bar went dry after shutting of this valve - strange as this is just a drain line.

Went to HD and picked up a new vinyl hose. Plugged it in but could not connect it to the terminal part of the drain line as I realized that the previous installer had used a copper ferulle ring on a vinyl hose. I was going to first buy a plastic ferulle. Anyway, for last night, I just ran a plain vinyl drain hose, without any valve i the middle, all the way to the drain hole and the hose keeps draining non stop and no water is coming out from the kitchen and wet bar drinking water faucet. How can a drain hose affect the water supply?
 
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Old 02-17-20, 03:07 PM
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It sounds like the line you say is the drain is what's feeding the faucet.
 
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