Hope someone out there has the quick cure for this. It's driving me
nuts. I installed an under the sink water filter system with push-in
or snap-in fittings for the tubing, at the filter unit and the water
supply and the faucet. The water supply and faucet fittings are fine
but the two lines going into the filter unit slowly drip.
I've removed the fittings and the plastic part and the o-ring look
fine. Reinstalled everything and it still leaks. Re-cut the plastic
tubing so it's square, and it still leaks.
I'm telling you this just in case you're not familiar with those type of
fittings. Inserting the tubing is a two step process. You push it in until
it stops, then let off and push it in again (it goes a little further).
Those fittings (John Guest, MurLock and a few other companies make them) are
usually very dependable and trouble free. Since you have more than one of
them leaking, I would be surprised if they were actually bad. Also I am
assuming you are using the tubing that came with the system - that type of
fitting requires a higher quality tube than what you get at the local
On 21 Jan 2004 10:52:29 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Terry) wrote:
This may or may not work depending on the type of tubing, but has
worked for me.
Find a dowel or round metal rod just slightly larger than the *inside*
diameter of the tubing. Heat the end of the tubing with a heat gun or
the like until it just softens enough to be able to slide the dowel
into the end of the tubing an inch or so. Let it cool completely. Now
try it to see if it still leaks.
If the other suggestions don't work out, it sounds like you may have a
problem with the fittings. Or they are being stressed by bending the tubing
too hard. You may have a nick or something else wrong with the orings. You
can get new fittings from most water treatment dealers.
Quality Water Associates
Gary Slusser's Bulletin Board www.qualitywaterassociates.com/phpBB2/
replying to Terry, Ray Maramara wrote:
I have the same prob with an everpure system I just installed. A couple leaked
but I just took the tubing, fine-sanded the tubing that goes into the fitting
(tube side and blunt end) and stopped all but one. It's driving me nuts so I'm
looking for a heat-shrink tape seal.
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