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Pipe Leaks are always bad news for a home owner, only a little knowledge of emergency repairs of home plumbing and the appropriate plumbing tools can assist you. If the problem persists call a plumber to help.

Things to do if your kitchen sink is leaking from the cold or hot water supply to the faucet:

Turn off the water supply at the main shutoff or shut off the angle stop under the kitchen sink by turning the valve handle clockwise.

By shutting off the valve it will isolate the water supply independently. You may need to put pails under the leak and turn on all the water faucet’s in the house to drain the system faster.

Use an angle stop wrench to disengage the flex connection from the water source (angle valve). Then use a basin wrench preferably the scope type to reach up to the faucet and back out the connection by turning the joint counter-clockwise.

Replace the Flex with a new one that fits the angle stop (usually 3/8″) and the faucet side will be (1/2″ F.I.P.)
plumbing faucet system water flex connector

Before installing the new flex connection make sure that a pipe joint compound is placed on the male threads only of the angle stop and the faucet itself. Even steady pressure behind the turns to attached the flex will make a good seal. A 1/4 turn pass tight is a safe arrangement.

I would recommend a licensed plumber if you try to turn off the angle stop and the water doesn’t stop flowing out, by turning off the main shut off the water still shoots out, by removing the flex connection the valve broke in two pieces, there is so much more scenarios but i think that you get the point! Telephone call a Professional Plumber!

CKP Plumbing – Hawaii Plumbing Contractor
“We Measure twice + Cut Once”

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