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Old 07-15-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Kitchen Faucet Problems

So on our last camping trip, I noticed some water on the counter and the floor. Not thinking a lot about it (with kids) I wiped it up and moved on. I again noticed it a short time later and discovered the the handle of our kitchen faucet was dripping. Throughout the trip it got worse and we ended up having to shut the water off to the coach for the whole last day of our trip on a not even year old camper.

When we got back, I figured I'd just go buy a new one at Home Depot. I did that and now I'm having trouble making the connections and keeping everything from leaking. There are female threads for the water supply from the coach that are 1/2". The faucet I bought has 3/8" lines. Those are also female connections. So I thought I would put a reducer/shut off valve with male connections in between. I tried this and the connection leaks at the plastic collar of the water supply line. The o-rings are in there so that is not the problem. Suggestions for different connections or any help would be appreciated!Click image for larger version

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Get a 3/8 to 1/2 " connector I would get brass and then use tape to wrap the threads
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Get a 3/8 to 1/2 " connector I would get brass and then use tape to wrap the threads


That's what I did. They weren't brass; they were stainless shut off valves. Do u think brass would make a difference. Every time I tried the shutoff valves, they would leak around and under that plastic coupler
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No stainless would be better but make sure you use teflon tape, if your plastic but is stripped then change them out to brass you can rent the crimp tool at a hardware store, just cut them off the pex line and put the new ones on, should end your problem I hope
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Kitchen Faucet Problems

Those female ends on the pex tubing ( from the factory) are really poor quality. Probably the culpret. If you dont have a pex tool to install a new fitting, get a "sharkbite" fitting. You cut off the old fitting, and press on the sharkbite. A little pricey, but ive never had one leak.
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The 3/8 lines are compression nuts and the 1/2 Are iron pipe threads. I would cut off both and use shark bite reducers.
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