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 Need help/info with leaking bathroom sink. (Pictures provided)
Author: Proof03 (CO)

Hello. I am new to the forum but it seems to be a helpful, friendly place and I need help so here we go. First off, I am inexperienced when it comes to sinks and plumbing. I will link to three pictures of the sink in question. The leak is happening at the top of the hose that's tied to the pipe (it was like this when we moved in). The leak seems to be happening somewhere near where the top of the hose connects. What I'm hoping to get from anyone who can help is: possible causes, names of parts/hoses in question, what needs to be fixed/replaced if anything and if it comes to that, how to do so. I'd much rather fix this myself and learn something new rather than have a professional come out to do what seems to be a rather easy fix. I will check this post often and thanks in advance to anyone able and willing to help!


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 Re: Need help/info with leaking bathroom sink. (Pictures provided)
Author: packy (MA)

the top of that 'hose' has a taper to it that matches the reverse taper in the faucet shank.
shut off the water and 'strong fingers' will be able to loosen that nut and slide it down the 'hose'.
inspect the pipe taper to make sure there are no nicks in it. get a little teflon base pipe dope and smear it around the 'hose' taper and on the outside of the shank threads. smush it together and tighten the nut very securely. if that is the problem, it will be a problem no more..
caution, when starting the plastic nut onto the brass threads, do so very carefully so as not to cross thread it.

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 Thank you for the quick reply and help packy :thumb:
Author: Proof03 (CO)

Thank you for the quick reply and help packy. I will remove and check it soon. If the pipe taper has nicks in it, will it need to be replaced or will the pope dope 'fix' that also? I'll post a reply with what I find. Thanks again.



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 Re: Need help/info with leaking bathroom sink. (Pictures provided)
Author: packy (MA)

chances are all it needs is cleaning, pipe dope and tighten. if there are nicks, just smooth it/them with some fine emory cloth then proceed to step one..

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 Re: Need help/info with leaking bathroom sink. (Pictures provided)
Author: neronlexa123 (ID)

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 Re: Need help/info with leaking bathroom sink. (Pictures provided)
Author: Proof03 (CO)

Sorry for the delay in response, I've been busy for the holidays. So I tried the dope and it didn't work. It seems the hose in question is leaking where it connects at the top. I believe this is due to the hose being firm and not bending well, and the way everything is set up under the sink. Can someone please tell me what type of hose that is? And also, can it be replaced by a different type of hose? Maybe something that bends better. All advice is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks.

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