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Old 02-17-2016, 11:11 PM   #11
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The cold water line appears to be pushing on the hot water line and stressing the connection at the nut or a possible crack in the fitting.
I think Tiggerdad is on to something, all of the pipe, fittings and probably the faucet are plastic, it does not take much stress on them to make a leak. It may be the water getting hot is expanding the pipe enough to open the leak up, ether cracked fitting or faucet, or even loosening a fitting. I would remove the pipe and faucet and and look for cracks on both, then reinstall with the cold pipe to the back away from the sink bowl to keep off the stress. I have seen many weird water leaks in my 30 years of plumbing so all i can say is,
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:37 PM   #12
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You need to get those two apart and somehow see/feel above to find the source of the water. You've found a symptom, but not your actual issue.

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So last night, we messed around with it a little and my husband turned something (because you can't have your arm and your eyes in the cabinet at the same time lol) and the leak is now much less than it was before but still a slight leak. He will have to do whatever he did last night again tonight and hopefully the leak stops.
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:09 PM   #14
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You nailed the issue you said only happened when hot water is on. The facet nut washer is not compressed enough, when hot it shrinks and leaks. Tighten it when hot. Hand tight, as tight as you can make it should work. As others said separate the line as well, could be the cause of misaligned fitting.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:18 AM   #15
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You nailed the issue you said only happened when hot water is on. The facet nut washer is not compressed enough, when hot it shrinks and leaks. Tighten it when hot. Hand tight, as tight as you can make it should work. As others said separate the line as well, could be the cause of misaligned fitting.
Will try this today. Thanks!
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I think we fixed it! We can't see anymore water leaking and the water seems to be staying hot too! Will be taking a shower soon to confirm. SO excited!
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:13 PM   #17
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And you fixed it how?��
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And you fixed it how?��
We let some water out through the relief valve on the outside portion of the water heater. Under the kitchen sink, we hand tightened something until it just didn't leak anymore. I don't know what we hand tightened though bc we can't get our head and arm under there at the same time to see while we are tightening.
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We have fixed it! Thanks everyone who responded.

The leak was a matter of the connectors for the hot water line not being tightened enough.

The hot water being lukewarm was because the bypass valve was not fully opened.

As this time, both issues are 100% resolved!
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Thanks for letting us know, glad your good now.
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